11-Mar-2018 -- From 34S 148E, I drove northward through the scenic rural towns of Grenfell, Forbes, and Parkes, ending up on "Back Trundle Road” - a gravel road that passes 900 m east of the point. After parking here, I hiked along the northern edge of a fenceline (running east-to-west) through a fallow field. Fortunately the hike was easy, despite temperatures near 35 degrees C, and lots of flies.
The point lay in a mostly bare, fallow field. (In contrast, the lone previous visitor - Mike Richter, in May 2001 - found the field covered by green grass.)
Almost 17 years ago, Mike Richter noted a pile of rocks (with a tree stump) near the point. I’m pleased to report that this - the defining feature of this Degree Confluence Point - is still there. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to this in the years to come.
After visiting the point, I made a short detour to visit the famous CSIRO radio telescope near Parkes, before continuing northward to Dubbo.