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United States : North Carolina

2.6 miles (4.2 km) NW of Nashville, Nash, NC, USA
Approx. altitude: 63 m (206 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 102°E

Accuracy: 35 m (114 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking west back the way I came. #3: The view to the east. #4: The view to the north. #5: Soybean pods 2 or 3 inches long. #6: Not quite all zeros this time.

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  36°N 78°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence is in the light colored soybeans in this view to the south.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

02-Sep-2004 -- I was on my way from my home in Virginia to Atlanta for the Labor Day Weekend, and of course my itinerary included GPS activities (geodashing dashpoints and confluences). The confluence at 36N 78W is less than ten miles west of I-95 at Rocky Mount, NC, and about 250 yards east of NC-58 near Crooked Creek Lane. I parked at the side of NC-58 where there was an obvious division between two fields of soybeans. I walked down that division until I was about 100 feet north the confluence. Photo #2 is looking west, back toward NC-58 where my car was parked. The area around the confluence was the lowest spot in the field and had standing water left over from Hurricane Charlie's visit here a few days ago. Had I worn my boots I might have tried to get to the zero point, but unfortunately I just had on tennis shoes. Thirty meters was going to have to be close enough this time. The confluence is in the light colored (water damaged) soybeans in photo #1 looking south from my (dry) vantage point. Photos #3 & #4 are the views looking east and north respectively. It is interesting to note that when Mr. Kerski visited here late last April, he reported "a grain that has grown to 40 centimeters high." Now in early September, the grain has been replaced with a maturing crop of soybeans (photo #5). As I returned to my car, I noted that the plants in the field to the north had pods in the 1 to 3 inch range while the plants in the field to the south were still in bloom with a few pods beginning to form.


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#1: The confluence is in the light colored soybeans in this view to the south.
#2: Looking west back the way I came.
#3: The view to the east.
#4: The view to the north.
#5: Soybean pods 2 or 3 inches long.
#6: Not quite all zeros this time.
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