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United States : Alabama

0.9 miles (1.4 km) SW of Gadsden, Etowah, AL, USA
Approx. altitude: 154 m (505 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 94°E

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#2: My GPS location for the photo 1 & 2 #3: Looking east to the apartment complex and confluence #4: Ducks floating by the confluence #5: N34 W86 Terraserver Image with legend information

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  34°N 86°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking west to the confluence with N34 indicated

(visited by mtn-man (Greg))

18-Feb-2001 -- This is an interesting confluence. It is located in the Coosa River in Alabama not far from the river edge. I had seen the location on the aerial photograph on Terraserver, and printed it to have as a reference. I have included it as picture 5.

To reach the confluence I went into the Forest River Apartment complex. Driving to the back, I could see the river. I parked near the Information Center, grabbed my GPS and my boots and started to the river. I headed to the point where my GPS read N34°00'00.0" and looked west. I was in a muddy area next to the river where a runoff stream comes into the river. I am sad to say that the area has a great deal of trash, as is evidenced in my photos. Photo 1 shows a close up with the N34 line noted at the top. You can see the funeral home to the left, and a white building by the boat launch area to the right. Photo 2 shows my GPS reading at the location. I would estimate that I was about 20 yards east of the exact confluence.

I went to the other side of the river to take photo 3 and 4. Photo 3 shows the apartment complex at left, and you can just make out the old trashcan from photo 1 on the river edge near where I took photo 1. For photo 4, some ducks happened to be coming down the river, and I photographed them as they were near the actual confluence. You can see the trashcan better in this photo. Photo 5 is the aerial photo of the area, with some of the landmarks noted. There are two faint "+" symbols in the image that mark the exact confluence.


 All pictures
#1: Looking west to the confluence with N34 indicated
#2: My GPS location for the photo 1 & 2
#3: Looking east to the apartment complex and confluence
#4: Ducks floating by the confluence
#5: N34 W86 Terraserver Image with legend information
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Coosa River, about 45 m from the eastern bank.