the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Nebraska

10.9 miles (17.6 km) S of Hershey, Lincoln, NE, USA
Approx. altitude: 957 m (3139 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 79°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Us with confluence in the back

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  41°N 101°W (visit #5)  

#1: General Area Shot

(visited by Sam Gallucci, Catherine Gallucci and Tressie Gallucci)

17-Apr-2010 -- The day before reaching 41-101, I had taken the National PS Exam for licensing as a Land Surveyor and the state-specific test for Nebraska. I had the goal of reaching at least one geodashpoint and one degree confluence on the way back...a fitting end of our trip. We left I-80 at Hershey and made our way south along the Hershey-Dickens Road. Except for a small zig-zag in the road, the highway was straight (probably from a correction/error in closing a township). We passed our latitude, turned around and stopped at a point where the highway crossed 41N. From the highway, the center of the car was parked at about 99 meters.

I ventured out to the confluence with the help of Catherine pulling the fence wires apart. She stayed back with Tressie. I walked out into the grassland (cattle grazing land) and easily made it to all zeroes. While at the confluence I did not see any cattle, there were some in the same field within a mile north.

I came back to the car and took out Lily the Dog and the tripod. Lily got to stretch out. I set up the camera across the highway and with the timer took some family shots with the confluence in the background. We loaded back up and made it back to I-80. We tried 41N 102W, but I saw a fenceline, No Trespassing signs, and we needed to get going...maybe sometime. I also realize this is the first confluence I've reached with our new Canon digital SLR, 12.2MP.

 All pictures
#1: General Area Shot
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Us with confluence in the back
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