the Degree Confluence Project

United States : New York

8.0 miles (12.9 km) NE of Russell (PA), Cattaraugus, NY, USA
Approx. altitude: 484 m (1587 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 101°E

Quality: good

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#2: View to the south. #3: View to the north. #4: View to the west. #5: Almost all zeros. #6: The gate at the Pennsylvania border.

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  42°N 79°W (visit #2)  

#1: View to the east.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

14-Jun-2009 -- Cheryl and I were on our way to a square dance festival in Milwaukee so, as is our custom, we included a few confluences and geodashing dashpoints on our itinerary. Earlier that morning we had visited the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, and were now making our way west. Having just come from 42N78W, this was the second confluence of the afternoon.

The only other visit to this confluence was a winter visit in 2001. We used the same approach as Wojcik and Early, parking at the same turn-around a few meters before State Line Road crosses from NY into PA. Apparently the property on the PA side is private and the gate across the road leaves no doubt that the casual confluence hunter (or anyone else) is not welcome. (See photo #6.) Fortunately the confluence is on the NY side and there are no “No Trespassing” admonitions to prevent the short uphill hike to the confluence. Actually a sort of “road” (or at least a cleared path) leads part way to the confluence from State Line Road. The remainder of the way is difficult only because of the hilly terrain and many downed trees. This was particularly true at the confluence location, making the confluence dance more difficult than usual. See photos #1, #2, #3, and #4 to the east, south, north, and west respectively. I did see all zeros a couple times on my GPSr, but was never able to capture it with my camera. Photo #5 was the best I could do. On my return hike downhill to the car a large doe managed to stay just far enough ahead of me that I couldn’t capture her image with my camera.

 All pictures
#1: View to the east.
#2: View to the south.
#3: View to the north.
#4: View to the west.
#5: Almost all zeros.
#6: The gate at the Pennsylvania border.
ALL: All pictures on one page