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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)
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#2: The view to the West... #3: Looking South... #4: The GPS snapshot...

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  38°N 121°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence and the view looking North...

(visited by Richard D. LeCour, Kim LeCour and Sterling LeCour)

30-Nov-2002 -- Ever since I first experienced finding my first geocache with a GPS, I decided that degree confluencing would be another favorite activity. Since I knew that I'd soon be heading out of town, I loaded up my GPS with the closest confluence coordinates and set off. I soon realized on my way from San Jose to Murphys, California, that I would pass within just a few miles of my first confluence. This easy trek was certainly less than monumental on a cold, overcast November day, so there is no great moment of discovery, no tales of awesome feats or obstacles, just a simple drive in the country....

DIRECTIONS: From the Stockton area, take Highway 4 east. After about 15 minutes, you'll reach the bustling metropolis of Farmington, a town consisting of no more than a dozen buildings or so. Through it runs the Escalon Bellota Road. Take that road north, turning left, for approximately five miles. When you approach the confluence, you'll come over a slight crest and will spot an old abandoned whitish house on the left-hand side. You can park in the driveway there and walk across the road towards the barbed-wire fence. Please keep children and pets in the vehicle since cars and trucks frequently travel at dangerous speeds along this stretch of county road.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence and the view looking North...
#2: The view to the West...
#3: Looking South...
#4: The GPS snapshot...
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