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United States : California

4.9 miles (7.9 km) ESE of Linden, San Joaquin, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 48 m (157 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 59°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The "landmark" house across the road to the west #3: Jack and the view north towards Bellota #4: Looking south down the road towards Escalon #5: All zeros

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  38°N 121°W (visit #3)  

#1: View east over the fence we didn't have to cross

(visited by Jack Frickey)

10-Mar-2002 -- Sunday, March 10, 2002, was an unpredicted nice day so we quickly gathered our GPS gear for another afternoon of GPSing. 38N121W was the start of our adventure that would also include two geodashing dashpoints. We drove south on CA 99 to Stockton and east on CA 26 to near Bellota. Escalon Bellota Road runs south from there along 122W longitude. It crosses 39N latitude a few miles south at the "landmark" house on the west side of the road. We parked there and walked across the road expecting to have to cross the fence into the field beyond. Our GPSR, however, zeroed out (photo 5) about 2 feet from the fence , 2 or 3 meters before the visitors a year ago. That’s certainly within the GPS uncertainty (about 5 meters in our case). It’s interesting to note the house across the road (see photo 2). In 1999 the first visitor's picture shows it occupied and protected by the "territorial doberman". A year ago in 2001 it appeared unoccupied but perhaps in reasonable shape. It is now definitely in a state of disrepair. There was a large trailer loaded with hay parked nearby presumably for the many cattle in the pasture behind. Photo 1 shows the view to the east over the fence we didn’t have to cross. Photo 3 shows Jack and the view to the north; and photo 4 looks south further down Escalon Bellota Road towards Escalon, our next destination (a dashpoint in an almond orchard).


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#1: View east over the fence we didn't have to cross
#2: The "landmark" house across the road to the west
#3: Jack and the view north towards Bellota
#4: Looking south down the road towards Escalon
#5: All zeros
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