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United States : Virginia

1.8 miles (2.9 km) SW of Lipscomb, Augusta, VA, USA
Approx. altitude: 442 m (1450 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 101°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: Confluence Looking West #3: Confluence Looking North #4: Confluence Looking East #5: Confluence Looking South #6: GPS #7: Entry to subdivision #8: At the confluence

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  38°N 79°W (visit #5)  

#1: General view of the confluence

(visited by Bryce Allison and Steve)

04-Oct-2008 -- I visited this confluence on a beautiful Saturday around 1 pm with my friend Steve as a detour trip on our way to camping at Loft Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. This was my first confluence visit and I picked it as it looked like I would not have much trouble finding it based on the prior writeups. There is definitely a house (Lot 36) on this property now,you can see the house in Photo 7 as you enter the subdivision. The subdivision is maybe only about 15% developed as of my visit. The house is at the Intersection of Shannon Lea Drive and Jaspers Lane with no visible street number on the house. It is in the finishing touches although the owners have moved in.

I knocked on the door several times but no one answered, I would have preferred permission but blazed forward from the adjacent undeveloped Lot #35, moving to the back of the property on Lot #36 (Photo #1, general area of the confluence). The confluence is roughly 70 meters directly behind the house (Photo 5) and the land it is on is still very rough compared to the landscaped portion closer to the house. The altitude was approximately 445 meters (1460').

I was originally hoping Steve could accompany me to the confluence but the ground from the adjacent lot to the confluence was too rough for his wheel chair. He deserves equal credit for this visit as he drove us from near Richmond VA to this confluence. It took a few minutes to lock in the confluence and it was exciting to see the GPS zero out. It is also interesting to see how this piece of land has changed from the first recorded visit back in 1998. There are 10 other confluences in Virginia and I hope to visit some of them in my travels.


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#1: General view of the confluence
#2: Confluence Looking West
#3: Confluence Looking North
#4: Confluence Looking East
#5: Confluence Looking South
#6: GPS
#7: Entry to subdivision
#8: At the confluence
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