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United States : New York

0.8 miles (1.3 km) SSE of Mohawk, Herkimer, NY, USA
Approx. altitude: 177 m (580 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 105°E

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#2: Our heros at ground zero. #3: The Proof #4: North #5: East

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  43°N 75°W (visit #1)  

#1: South.

(visited by Erik Collin and Tom Jennings)

08-Oct-2000 -- It was a dark and stormy night swiftly pursued by a dark and stormy Sunday morning. The first of our intrepid explorers (Erik) geared up bright and early (9:30am) and headed west from his home base of Albany New York to rendezvous with the second intrepid explorer (Tom) who just happened to live in Ilion a few miles from the elusive confluence point.

Arriving in Ilion just in time to catch largest downpour of the day, Erik taunted Tom's cat (Rascal) with a laser pointer for all too brief a time and then the team headed out to conquer 43N 75W.

Leaving their car by the side of the road the brave explorers headed into the rain drenched undergrowth for a mile long hike through tall grass, along muddy overgrown back roads and various plantlife with rather sharp thorns.

Within minutes four previously warm and dry feet were soaked and cold but the team continued on without complaint (well, maybe a little bit of complaining), their goal overriding any physical discomfort.

The gully strewn landscape prevented a direct approach so the team circled stealthily around their prey to approach from an unexpected direction. As the team entered an overgrown farm field the White tailed deer guarding the confluence point quickly realized he was no match dedicated confluence seekers and abandoned his post, bounding off into the woods.

The confluence was discovered to be located in one of a number of overgrown, though apparently not completely abandoned, farm fields surrounded by woods with sometimes dense undergrowth.

As the team headed back to their car the overcast grey sky began to breakup revealing what would soon turn into sunny afternoon.


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#1: South.
#2: Our heros at ground zero.
#3: The Proof
#4: North
#5: East
#6: West
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