17-Apr-2008 -- Cheryl and I were on our way to a square dance weekend at Lake Junaluska, NC, and arranged our route to include 36N 79W. It is only a couple miles south of I-85 near Durham. I had considered visiting this confluence several times before on my trips down I-85 between DC and Atlanta, but never quite had the time to do so.
The obvious approach is from Taproot Lane as reported by those who visited before me. I proceeded south from Taproot Lane in a wooded area between two of the large homes there. At the bottom of the hill, I crossed a small stream near a bench someone had placed to sit and enjoy the beauty of the forest. I was not the only one to choose that location to cross the stream as there were several fresh deer tracks there. I continued southward generally uphill to the accompaniment of birds singing and the rustling of old leaves beneath my feet. I found the confluence with little trouble near a large tree stump (photo #6). The photos to the south (photo #1), west (photo #2), north (photo #3) and east (photo #4) show the sunlight filtering through the trees with their adornment of spring leaves. Getting all zeros on my GPSr (photo #5) was not difficult. We had more stops to make.