the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Missouri

1.5 miles (2.4 km) WNW of Newark, Knox, MO, USA
Approx. altitude: 213 m (698 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 88°E

Quality: good

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#2: Looking east from confluence #3: Looking south from confluence #4: Looking west from confluence #5: GPS view

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  40°N 92°W  

#1: Looking north from confluence

(visited by Doug Allen)

07-Apr-2001 -- A weekend trip to my in-laws put me within 50 miles of this confluence so I decided to give it a try. Leaving from Monroe City, MO, I had already studied maps and terraserver images and had a pretty good idea of what it would take to get to the location.

I had no difficulty in reaching the general area and it was clearly marked as the property of Mr. Wiseman. I made my way up his long gravel driveway and was thankful for four-wheel drive as I made my way to the farmhouse to ask permission to be on the property. I tried to explain to Mr. Wiseman and his wife why I wanted to take pictures in his woods - but I am certain they had no idea what I was doing. I showed them some printouts of terraserver images of their farm and of the location that I was trying to reach. They liked the satellite view of their farm and I think that helped them understand, at least a little, what I wanted to photograph. They politely gave their permission and and I set off for the confluence.

As the confluence was in a wooded area about a half-mile south of the Wiseman house, I had already decided from the terraserver views that the easiest path was to head back to the east and through a couple of open fields and then in to the woods. However, when I saw that the fields were full of cows, I decided on option two - which was to follow a creek bed which lay right on the 92 W longitude line until reaching the confluence area.

It took about 20 minutes to make the distance with a steep 30 foot climb up the creek bed the toughest part. Once at the location, I spent about twenty minutes walking in circles trying to get all zeroes on the GPS. Every time I seemed to get a fix on it I would loose either longitude or latitude by a decimal or two. The heavy tree cover added to the difficulty of getting a good fix with the GPS. I have greater respect now for all of those confluences that get good zeroes but have noted that most of them are NOT deep in the woods.

A quick trek back to my car and on to Monroe City, I made it to my in-laws less three hours after my confluence hunt began.

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#1: Looking north from confluence
#2: Looking east from confluence
#3: Looking south from confluence
#4: Looking west from confluence
#5: GPS view
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