the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Texas

4.6 miles (7.4 km) SSE of Pine Island, Waller, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 61 m (200 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 30°S 84°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East...The farm house can be seen there #4: View South...The SUV can be seen parked in the distance #5: View West #6: Me at the spot #7: Typical Texas Long Horns #8: GPS

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  30°N 96°W (visit #4)  

#1: View towards the confluence

(visited by Alfredo B. Remon Mendez)


02-May-2005 –

Continuing with confluence visits around Houston area, I reviewed some previous visits and decided to try to visit to N30 W96.

So I programmed my GPS to navigate towards this CP, and the ways I used was pretty much the same described in the notes of previous visitors. When I was approaching to my target, I was praying not to find a barbed fence because it will be very difficult to me to pass thru without any help and I was alone. But I was lucky this time and found an open access to the lot were CP it is located. Park the vehicle at just 400 mts and hike that short distance. Once on CP I proceed with the “Confluence Dance” and took the pictures. On the east picture the farm’s house can be seen and on the south one where I left the vehicle parked. . According to the GPS the elevation is 55.7 masl

This zone it is essentially agricultural and I could see the famous Texans cattle named “Long Horn”, of course they were behind a barbed fence.


02-May-2005 –

Continuando con las visitas de confluencias en el área de Houston, una vez revise las visitas anteriores, decidí visitar N30 W96 con la ayuda prestada por la descripción de los visitantes previos.

Programé mi GPS para que me orientara hacia este PC, lo cual coincidió bastante con la vía señalada en la nota de las visitas a este punto. En la medida que me iba acercando al punto, solo rogaba que no hubiese una cerca de alambres ya que estaba solo y sin ayuda y debido a mi gran peso, no seria posible pasarla. Por suerte, logré encontrar un acceso sin cerca, donde estacione el vehículo para luego caminar unos 400 mts. Llegué al PC fácilmente y me dispuse a efectuar rápidamente la acostumbrada “Danza de las Confluencias”.Tomé las fotos de rigor, pudiéndose apreciar claramente la casa de la hacienda al Este de la confluencia y el vehículo que deje estacionado al Sur. De acuerdo al GPS la elevación es de 55.7 msnm.

Esta zona es esencialmente agrícola y pude observa clara y tranquilamente al ganado tejano llamado “Long Horn” detrás de la cerca de alambres cuando iba en la vía a mi objetivo.

 All pictures
#1: View towards the confluence
#2: View North
#3: View East...The farm house can be seen there
#4: View South...The SUV can be seen parked in the distance
#5: View West
#6: Me at the spot
#7: Typical Texas Long Horns
#8: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page

On US 290, go 10.25 miles from the center of Hempstead, TX 77445. Don't take 290A (just before Hempstead), which is a limited access highway, as I am not sure what will be an exit and what would be a crossing. Just before the town of Waller, turn right onto a road called F-M 362. Go for a total of 3.8 miles (at 1.95 miles, there should a cemetery on your right), and turn right onto Baethe Road. Go 1.9 miles. Just after the road makes a sharp left, turn right to stay on Baethe Road.

Go 1.17 miles and turn left onto Cochran Rd. Go 0.56 miles, and take the next right onto Purvis Road. Go 0.4 miles almost to the end of the road and stop. Walk due north 1000 feet to the confluence.