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United States : California

0.4 miles (0.6 km) E of Applegate, Placer, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 675 m (2214 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 59°E

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The confluence lies in this manzanita thicket #3: All zeros....almost.

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  39°N 121°W (visit #3)  

#1: Open area near the confluence

(visited by Jack Frickey)

18-Feb-2002 -- Since there are no more unvisited confluences in California, I have set a goal to visit as many confluences in California and Nevada as I can. I have driven past 39N121W any number of times on I-80 going back and forth between Reno and Sacramento. Since I had all my gear with me from two other confluence visits this (long) weekend I decided to take the small detour at Applegate and visit this one as well on my way back home to Reno. It’s only a mile or so southwest of the Applegate exit near the top of a small ridge. I parked at the bottom of the hill and hiked the 200 or so yards up the hill to the zero point. The two previous visits were about two years ago and suggested that the area might be being prepared for new houses. Well, that certainly hasn’t happened yet. The area looks much like the pictures from two years ago...perhaps a bit more overgrown now (see photo #1). The confluence itself is in a fairly dense manzanita thicket (photo #2) making it difficult to do the "GPS dance" to get all zeros on the GPS receiver (photo #3) with an EPE of about 40 feet.


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#1: Open area near the confluence
#2: The confluence lies in this manzanita thicket
#3: All zeros....almost.
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