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.