15-Sep-2012 -- Almost 10 years have passed since I visited Columbus where I had spent two years of my life. I stayed with my good old friend Brad Hoehne for an extended weekend. One of our activities was the participation of the National Road Half Marathon in Zanesville. After the run we decided to visit the confluence point, which was in less than 10 kilometers distance.
Equipped with a car and a handheld GPS, we thought this confluence visit needs an extra challenge. So we firstly did not read any of the previous reports and secondly we turned the GPS off after we had an initial reading.
Using the sun for the direction and the odometer of the car as distance measurer, we tried to find the point as precisely as it is possible for humans who do dead-reckoning by natural integration. Since the roads had several turns and loops, our sense for the target direction got lost after a while. When we thought that we had reached our destination, we finally had a glimpse on the GPS display, which told us that we need to travel another 1.5 km.
In order to make a complete visit, we used the GPS to find the exact spot, which turned out to be exactly on the center of a driveway of a family house. The area is built up with single family homes which are surrounded by lawns and trees.
There have been no major changes of the plot since the previous visits were posted. There is still the basketball basket at the end of the driveway.
Most notably, the plot is currently for sale. If the owners would be aware of their special treasure they could ask for an exorbitant price.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt: 0 m
- Distance to a public road: 28 m
- Distance to a track: 0 m
- Distance of car parking: 80 m
- Distance to houses: 5 m
- Time at the CP: 11:44 AM
- Measured height: 250 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 7 m
- Topography: slightly hilly
- Vegetation: lawn, trees, garden land
- Weather: partly cloudy, 23° C (felt temperature)
- Description of the CP: In central Ohio in the northern outskirts of the town Zanesville.
- Given Name: The Confluence for Sale