16-Dec-2004 -- Ah! A brisk, beautiful mid-December day in scenic Henderson, Nevada. With temperatures nearly 60 degrees, it was perfect weather for some confluence hunting. Although this confluence has been visited many times before, it is only three miles from my house, so we felt it would be an appropriate place to start. When we were ready, Chrono put on his traveling fez, and we were off!
The route to the confluence is very simple. All we had to do was drive on Horizon Ridge drive south for a few miles, then make a right turn on Mission drive. At the end of the road, we parked and walked over a large patch of terrain that had been made very smooth, and pleasant to walk on. After about five minutes of smooth walking, we had to hike up the steep and rocky hill to the confluence point. The going was treacherous, but we persevered, and in the end were successful. The confluence sits on the side of a hill, surrounded by boulders and desert shrubs. The view from the point is very nice, although a large rock crag blocks the view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Aside from the nice view, another surprise was discovered at the point. While looking around the point, Chrono, in his traveling fez, spotted a “geocache” hidden by someone on a previous expedition. This was a container with random items inside of it, hidden under the rocks. We logged our visit in the notebook inside, and left some stuff in there for the next visitors. After that, we left to go get some Thai food.