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United States : California

4.6 miles (7.5 km) SSE of Porterville, Tulare, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 159 m (521 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 61°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: An orange grove to the west #3: View south down Road 256 #4: North toward the junction with Road 252 #5: All zeros

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  36°N 119°W (visit #2)  

#1: View east with Sierras hidden by clouds

(visited by Jack Frickey)

17-Feb-2002 -- Having visited the last unvisited confluence in California last fall, I have now set my sights on visiting as many confluences in California and Nevada as I can. We were in Tulare for a square dance festival and took the opportunity to visit a couple of nearby confluences while in the vicinity. 36N119W is only about 25 miles southeast of Tulare just a few miles south of the small community of Porterville. This is a major agricultural area of California where citrus and nut orchards abound. To the east lie the magnificent snow crested southern Sierra Nevada mountains. Photo #1 shows the view to the east with clouds obscuring the Sierra crest in the distance.

The confluence itself is on the southbound shoulder of Tulare County Road 256 (photo #3 with the view to the south) just south of its junction with Road 252 (photo #4 with the view to the north). We got all zeros on the GPSR (see photo #5) with an EPE of 16 feet about 5 feet west of the edge of the pavement. West of the road (see photo #2) is an orange grove where the crop had apparently been recently harvested. We found a few oranges, however, that had eluded the pickers.


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#1: View east with Sierras hidden by clouds
#2: An orange grove to the west
#3: View south down Road 256
#4: North toward the junction with Road 252
#5: All zeros
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