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United States : Texas

3.9 miles (6.2 km) S of Moore, Frio, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 177 m (580 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 29°S 81°E

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#2: Rotary lock selector on probable access gate.

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  29°N 99°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: View due westward toward 32N/99W

(visited by Ed Vinson, Edward Vinson and Sonya Vinson)

13-Jan-2001 -- Well, we tried! This confluence is about 1/4 mile west of Farm-to Market Road 2779, south of Moore, Texas, in the middle of the West Bigfoot Gas Field. We drove down from San Antonio on a nice Saturday afternoon, and found the 'closest approach' point with the eTrex with no problem. Edward and Ed got out of the car to explore further, and were met with a ditch (or bar-ditch, as they are universally known out here) full of black, gluey mud. No problem. The problem was the shoulder-high wall of thorny brush shown in Photo #1. We hadn't brought our machetes.

We cruised around, looking for alternate routes, and found one that might serve a better-prepared confluencer well in the future. A road just south of the 29th parallel leads to about six gas wells back in the scrub; one of them appears, on the aerial photo, to be perhaps 500 feet south of the spot. The road is barred by a gate with the clever lock-selector shown in Photo #2.


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#1: View due westward toward 32N/99W
#2: Rotary lock selector on probable access gate.
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