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United States : California

2.4 miles (3.9 km) W of Kettleman City, Kings, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 195 m (639 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 60°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (across the paved road that leads to the point).  Interstate 5 (not visible) and the San Joaquin Valley lie in the distance #3: View East #4: View South (along the hillside) #5: View West (up the hillside, into the late afternoon sun) #6: All zeros!

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  36°N 120°W (visit #7)  

#1: The confluence point lies on a grassy hillside

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

25-Dec-2011 -- I spent a quiet Christmas Day driving a few hours south of my home in the San Francisco Bay area to visit a confluence point - or more accurately, revisit a confluence point, because I had previously visited this point almost 12 years earlier, in January 2000. Because that visit was before the end of GPS "selective availability", I wasn't able to get "all zeros" back then. So I decided to revisit this point, both to get "all zeros", and to get better photos.

Like previous visitors, I drove through the small town of Kettleman City, taking Milham Road all the way until the locked gate - 1 mile from the confluence point. I figured that - being Christmas Day - nobody would mind me walking the 1 mile (each way) along the rest of this allegedly 'private road' (which crosses the I-5 freeway and passes close to the confluence point).

The confluence point lies on the east-facing slope of a grassy hillside. As I've noted in the past, it looks very similar to the diagonally adjacent confluence points [37,-121] and [36,-119]. All three confluence points lie in the western foothills of California's vast San Joaquin Valley.


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#1: The confluence point lies on a grassy hillside
#2: View North (across the paved road that leads to the point). Interstate 5 (not visible) and the San Joaquin Valley lie in the distance
#3: View East
#4: View South (along the hillside)
#5: View West (up the hillside, into the late afternoon sun)
#6: All zeros!
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