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United States : Georgia

2.4 miles (3.9 km) E of Rockmart, Polk, GA, USA
Approx. altitude: 283 m (928 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 95°E

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Confluence area #3: A local inhabitant #4: The Norfolk Southern #5: GPS - at 37 mts (could not get all zeroes) #6: Property where I parked.

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  34°N 85°W (visit #3)  

#1: View of foliage from confluence point

(visited by Luis Felipe Trigo Boix)

11-Jun-2001 --

I made a business trip to Atlanta and planned on doing a couple of visits. I researched the area and realized that all points had already been visited but somewhat easy to reach.

I decided to do 34°N 85°W first and leave 34°N 84°W for the following day. So, as soon as I landed I rented a car and drove towards this confluence point.

The drive there was easy due to the guide from the previous visitor and my GPS - always showing I was getting closer. The closest I could get by car was about 500 meters, I asked permision to park at a property just off the road.

I had to cross the road, some bushes and a set of railroad tracks, which by the way are not easy (at least this one) since they are on top of loose rocks that make it really slippery.

The area is heavely covered with trees and branches that make it hard to walk straight up; it seem to me that good weather this time of year resulted in more foliage than the previous visits. I had to be patient since the GPS accuracy was not very good and had to stay still for some time before moving to really know where the confluence was.

After taking the pictures I headed back to the car and three interesting things happened: 1) I heard wild turkeys, but could not see them; 2) I saw a couple of deers, but was too slow to take a picture of them before they ran away and 3) I saw the train just as I crossed the tracks - and I got a picture of it!


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#1: View of foliage from confluence point
#2: Confluence area
#3: A local inhabitant
#4: The Norfolk Southern
#5: GPS - at 37 mts (could not get all zeroes)
#6: Property where I parked.
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