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United States : Pennsylvania

2.2 miles (3.6 km) NE of Lake Meade (Adams), York, PA, USA
Approx. altitude: 153 m (501 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 103°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: House near the confluence. #3: Couldn't quite get all zeros.

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  40°N 77°W (visit #3)  

#1: Environment at the confluence.

(visited by Jack Frickey and Cheryl Corrigan)

24-Jul-2003 -- Cheryl and I were on our way from her son's home in Great Falls, Virginia to a square dance festival in York, Pennsylvania. It was just a short detour north of Gettysburg and highway 30 to visit a geodashing dashpoint near York Springs, PA and this confluence at 40N 77W. Using MS Streets and Trips in real time on my laptop connected to my GPSR, Cheryl directed us from York Springs on back country roads to PA 194 and the location of the confluence. The actual confluence lies a couple hundred feet east of the highway in a small but quite densely wooded area next to the house (photo #2) at 1919 Highway 194. We knocked on the door to see if anyone was home and let them know what we were doing, but there was no answer. Since the previous visitors had reported poison ivy (and it certainly is poison ivy habitat) I put on boots and long pants. As we walked around to the open area behind the house a lame cat appeared from the barn nearby. I walked along the edge of the wooded area until I had the minimum distance to go to reach the confluence (about 40 feet). Photo #1 shows the conditions right at the confluence (and there was plenty of poison ivy around). Getting the GPSR (photo #3) to settle on zero was impossible because of the heavy tree cover above. As soon as I got back to the car, the boots, sox and pants went into an isolation bag for future removal of any remnants of the poison ivy. With that we headed for York and the dance.


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#1: Environment at the confluence.
#2: House near the confluence.
#3: Couldn't quite get all zeros.
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