07-Mar-2006 -- In researching this confluence point, it appeared it was most easily accessible from the southeast. The maps show that off Hwy 96, there are roads labeled CR (“county road”)-240 and CR-248 that supposedly give access to the dirt road that leads close to the confluence point. After about 30 minutes of searching, I think I found the correct dirt road. But the dirt road was much too beat up for my little Honda.
I then tried the approach from the northeast. About a 1/4 mile north of the 31st parallel on Hwy 96, one finds CR-239 (picture 8). After approximately 1/2 mile on CR-239, I turned left onto a very well-groomed graded road (picture 9), which eventually turned into a dirt road. I followed this road to about 450 feet east of the confluence point. I walked the 450 feet with no problem.
One interesting part of the visit was the contrast in pictures from the prior year 2000 visit. The year 2000 pictures show the landscape full of tall pine trees. Now, as shown by the current pictures, half the pine trees have been cut down. All the tall trees to the north of the confluence point are gone. In their place are new two-foot tall pine trees, apparently planted within the last year or so. None of the trees to the south have been touched.