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United States : Kansas

5.6 miles (9.0 km) SE of Chetopa (Labette), Cherokee, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 242 m (793 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 85°E

Accuracy: 57 m (187 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: A fine crop of poison ivy #3: About 60 meters due south of the confluence point #4: The creek where I stopped and slipped up the other side. #5: Facing south, the plowed field. #6: Looking east along the fence line.

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  37°N 95°W (visit #1)  

#1: Grazing field, facing north, 37N 95W about 60 meters in the center of the picture.

(visited by Randy Eggert)

19-May-2001 -- Saturday was a wonderful day for Confluence hunting, warm but not hot, excellent for a motorcycle ride. Jogging through NE Oklahoma, I decided to ignore the maps and software that told me to go into Kansas to approach the point from the north. Going back and forth on several gravel mile-section roads, I finally figured why none went through, the Neosho River was blocking my path. I went North to Kansas.

Riding south on a Kansas mile section road, it turned east, so I checked the GPS. Almost on top of it and behind me at the corner. There were two tracks in the weeds that went around the white pipe fence that I went down. When I reached the creek, I parked and headed out on foot, attempting to stay away from all the poison ivy I would eventually be walking though.

Fortunately the creek was not flowing, however the dirt on the other side was still somewhat slipperly. Once on the top of the other side, it opened up to a plowed field. Walking along the side of the field, the bearing indicated on the GPS unit said I was going the wrong way. I still need to pack a compass! Turning the opposite direction, the GPS started counting down the distance.

I was attempting to keep off the field, but some of the briars and trees growing along the barb wire fence forced me into the field, fortunately fairly firm after the rain through here. About 3/4 up the edge of the field, the confluence point showed about 60 meters on the other side of the fence, straight north in the adjacent grazing field. I decided I wasn't gonna attempt to cross the wire, so took my photos from here.


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#1: Grazing field, facing north, 37N 95W about 60 meters in the center of the picture.
#2: A fine crop of poison ivy
#3: About 60 meters due south of the confluence point
#4: The creek where I stopped and slipped up the other side.
#5: Facing south, the plowed field.
#6: Looking east along the fence line.
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