28-Jun-1998 -- Mama and I followed Alex's directions to the road closest to the
confluence. With some help from the car's odometer, we found the spot on
the road where the confluence was 1295 feet due east. However, it was in
a field posted "No Trespassing" and surrounded by barbed wire.
Fortunately, the next field south looked much more inviting (according
to some signs, it was a test plot for some agricultural company). Also,
it began approximately 200 feet south of the spot on the road our
Accordingly, Mama and I hiked into the test plot. I appreciated the
Midwesterner's habit of laying out property lines according to compass
directions - all we had to do was stay next to the barbed wire fence and
we were sure to be going the right way. We counted our paces until we
believed we'd gone 1295 feet, took pictures and returned to the car.
The status of this confluence has been changed to attempted, after visitors at the second visit
to this confluence determined the photos were from approximately 170 meters from the confluence