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United States : California

2.3 miles (3.7 km) NE of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 67 m (219 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 58°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
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#2: GPSr shot.  Unfortunately with the kids being rambunctious we did not think of getting a shot of the immediate area.

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  37°N 122°W (visit #13) (incomplete) 

#1: Me holding the GPSr.

(visited by Becky Davis and Dave Sprecher)

24-Jan-2004 -- I've been wanting to visit this confluence ever since I started geocaching and subsequently learned about the confluence project site. This past fall, the Banana Slug Confluence cache was replaced which piqued my interest more. So today turned out to be the fateful day.

My fiance, Dave, and I mapped it out hastily ahead of time using Mapquest and loaded the kids in the car for our trip from San Jose, which didn't take long (we even stopped along the way for another unsuccessful cache hunt).

We drove around the golf course for a while before finding a decent parking spot, and then crossed the fairway to the trailhead which I spotted from a way off.

We ended up on the trail above the confluence, and spotted a likely hiding spot for the geocache from above. Dave scrambled down to check on it and verified it was there, and the boys and I doubled back and found the right trail, which was in poor shape and covered with fallen trees and the like. My poor yellow eTrex never did get a lock on the full zeroes, but Dave's did. Our photo shows .001s but his Magellan did in fact get all 0s at one point.

It was a neat trip, a once in a lifetime thing for me I think (unless I want to go visit 37/121 sometime...), and well worth the trouble.

Coordinator's note: This visit was classified as incomplete because it did not meet the project's photo requirements.


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#1: Me holding the GPSr.
#2: GPSr shot. Unfortunately with the kids being rambunctious we did not think of getting a shot of the immediate area.
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