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United States : Wisconsin

3.7 miles (6.0 km) NNE of Boyd, Chippewa, WI, USA
Approx. altitude: 347 m (1138 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 89°E

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#2: Kurt & Noah at the point. #3: GPS showing 45N 91W exactly. #4: Family sledding, with the point about .3 of a mile dead ahead.

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  45°N 91°W (visit #1)  

#1: The confluence point, about 5 feet across the fenceline.

(visited by Jason Dostal, Noah Rhodes and Kurt Wege)

31-Dec-2000 -- This was our second hunt for a confluence point, and probably the best one so far. We had a lot of fun doing our first one, and that night we planned this one out. After looking at some aerial photographs, we knew we were going to have to ask someone permission to get to the point, or make a mad dash and take a quick picture before getting shot at.

We drove out to the point, and eventually we found Boyd. We used our Mapquest maps to get right to the edge of the farm field where the point was located, and saw that there was a house on the property. There were some kids playing outside, so we figured we would go in and ask if we could walk on the land. The GPS was showing that the point was pretty much directly behind the house along a fence line.

The guy that lived at the house was awesome. Really friendly, and really, really surprised to see us out there. After asking us why we drove about 60 miles to go and take a picture, he let us walk on the land. We started hiking across the field, and what a workout. The snow was up to our waists from drifting, and we had to cross quite a few fencelines. A couple were electrical, but luckily not turned on.

It was an awesome day out, and it was a great walk. It turns out that the point wasn’t on the guy's land who we got permission from. We had to walk about five feet off of his land onto a field right next to his. We found the spot, stopped to take a picture, and started walking back with one of the guy's kids who followed us out to the spot.

When we got back, everyone from the house was out sledding, and we talked to the property owner for awhile about the project. If he ever reads this, I just want to let him know that we say thanks for letting us on the land. He was really friendly, and really interested in what we were doing. This was probably the coolest one we’ve done yet. I would have had more pictures of it, but we ran out of film.


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#1: The confluence point, about 5 feet across the fenceline.
#2: Kurt & Noah at the point.
#3: GPS showing 45N 91W exactly.
#4: Family sledding, with the point about .3 of a mile dead ahead.
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