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United States : West Virginia

2.2 miles (3.5 km) E of Cunard, Fayette, WV, USA
Approx. altitude: 395 m (1295 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 99°E

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#2: The confluence is down this steep bank, and just across the creek at the bottom #3: My GPS display.  So close!

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  38°N 81°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: The narrow dirt road running just to the south of the confluence

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

05-Aug-2000 -- From maps, this confluence looked like it'd be easy to visit. It lies within Babcock State Park, just a short distance across a creek from a park road. In reality, though, (i) the park road is a long narrow dirt road (see photo #1) that's rather difficult to drive, and (ii) the 'creek' is at the bottom of a steep gorge (that apparently runs into the famous New River Gorge). Photo #2 shows a view down towards the creek from the dirt road. Infuriatingly, this is less than 700 ft from the confluence.

With light fading, I wasn't up to a treacherous hike down a steep bank, followed by a possibly difficult creek crossing, more hiking up the bank on the other side - and then doing the reverse. However, I hope someone's able to reach this confluence someday. A piece of advice for anyone attempting this: Make sure your GPS receiver has a good antenna, because satellite reception in the gorge is likely to be sketchy.


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#1: The narrow dirt road running just to the south of the confluence
#2: The confluence is down this steep bank, and just across the creek at the bottom
#3: My GPS display. So close!
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)