the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Texas

2.8 miles (4.5 km) NNE of Whitt, Parker, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 376 m (1233 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 33°S 82°E

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#2: tree at confluence #3: looking north #4: looking east #5: looking south

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  33°N 98°W (visit #3)  

#1: wildflowers

(visited by The Mad Phishmonger)

06-Oct-2000 -- I woke up that friday morning, and realized that I didn't have class. So on a whim, I looked at my gps reciever and figured out the nearest confluence to me. Without any kind of map, I drove west on 20 out of Fort Worth. It was a very cold day by texas standards, probably around 50 degrees. I kept on driving west till was a few miles from the target longitude and then I headed north. I was able to find major roads and highways that took me about 20 miles to a small dirt road that got me within a mile of the confluence. I got out of the jeep by a locked gate (with no signs regarding trespassing) and hopped over.

Inside the fence I walked about a mile over drought stricken texas ranchland. It hadn't rained pretty much all summer, but it had last night, allowing purple wildflowers to bloom (pic 1.) I saw the old oil well mentioned in the earlier visit. The confluence was inside another fenced off area. Once I hopped over that fence, the confluence was a few feet left (your left) of the tree in pic 2. I photographed the four directions, and called it a success! I think in the north-looking picture you can see the spot where the previous visitor, Richard, was standing. Note how the bushes are all dried out.

All in all a fun trip (because I made it :-) This was my first confluence. I approached from the south, and had plenty of water, so I had a slightly easier time than the previous visitors.

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#1: wildflowers
#2: tree at confluence
#3: looking north
#4: looking east
#5: looking south
#6: looking west
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