15-Oct-2011 -- Last of THREE degree confluence visits as part of a day full of travel, sampling the local cuisine, geocaching and degree confluence hunting (which was of course the most satisfying part of the day).
This was my favorite confluence visit of the day and a 1/2 mile round trip hike/bushwhack through the woods. We found legal parking northeast of the confluence point on Muddy Creek Dr. We parked at what almost seemed like a trail head and the first half of the walk back through the woods was along the seldom used trail. After an easy creek crossing the hike turned into a bushwhack along the side of a ridge, staying conveniently outside of the No Trespassing signs.
The confluence point is located on the side of a steep hill just below a large boulder. A swampy creek runs through the trees at the bottom of the hill. There are many No Trespassing signs in the area but I didn't have to cross a single one on my way to or while I was at the confluence point. If I wanted to check out the boulder I would have had to cross the property line. I snapped a few photos and set the camera for a 10 second delay to pose for a signature confluence phoon.
This was a really great walk in the woods. Leaves were showing autumn colors mixed with green and there were ferns poking up through the leaf covered forest floor.