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United States : California

10.4 miles (16.7 km) SW of Inverness, Marin, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 102 m (334 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 57°E

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

#2: Spring flowers in the view to the west. #3: Farm buildings of the "historic farm" in the view to the east. #4: All zeros. #5: Cheryl climbing the 300 steps from the lighthouse.

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  38°N 123°W (visit #4)  

#1: Cattle from an "historic farm" in the view to the north.

(visited by Jack Frickey and Cheryl Corrigan)

06-Apr-2003 -- While visiting Cheryl in San Jose for the weekend we decided to go for a short GPS outing on Sunday April 6, 2003. Well, we drove over 200 miles, but visited only one confluence and one geodashing dashpoint. The confluence was at 38N 123W on the Point Reyes National Seashore.

We enjoyed the slow winding Route 1 from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Point Reyes National Seashore. We took the main road from the entrance station near Inverness to the Lighthouse Point past the various "historic farms" with such imaginative names as Farm A, Farm B, Farm C and so forth. A little less than a mile from the lighthouse, we found the "Authorized Vehicle Only" road mentioned by all the previous visitors that still leads to the odiferous (I'll call it a) compost heap. We walked past the compost heap and over the hill to the confluence point (photo #4, the GPSR). Being springtime, the vegetation was lush and the wild flowers abundant (photo #2 to the west). Photo #1 shows the cattle from one of the "historic farms" dotting the hillside in a view to the north. The ocean is in the distance. The barnyard and central buildings are seen in photo #3, a view from the confluence to the east.

After returning to the truck, we continued on to the lighthouse where we made the half mile or so trek from the public parking area to the visitor's center and down the 300 feet to the lighthouse itself (photo #5). The return trip was a bit more strenuous, but the view was magnificent. All in all, it was a successful and satisfying outing.


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#1: Cattle from an "historic farm" in the view to the north.
#2: Spring flowers in the view to the west.
#3: Farm buildings of the "historic farm" in the view to the east.
#4: All zeros.
#5: Cheryl climbing the 300 steps from the lighthouse.
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  Notes
Located at the tip of the Point Reyes Peninsula in Point Reyes National Seashore.