the Degree Confluence Project

United States : California

4.3 miles (6.9 km) NE of Madera, Madera, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 91 m (298 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 37°S 60°E

Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Second try of the 175 #3: View from the east #4: View from the south #5: View from the west

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  37°N 120°W (visit #1)  

#1: View from the north

(visited by George Mochizuki)

02-Jul-1999 -- Actually the first picture I took is of my cat Chuck. I was trying out a new toy before I went out to do field work. I am not sure how other people work with new equipment; I usually like to try it out before I have to do "real" work with it. There is a story of how Chuck came to be my cat; I may be tempted to actually write it down.

The actual fieldwork is as follows. I went to Island drive, don't believe the Internet map for the actual location of the street. This is supposed to be just due east of this location. Using the map I printed off of the Internet, I figured just a few feet off of the road and I would be there. The street pilot told me, it was not just a few feet east from the road. Island Drive makes a right turn and heads east. So following the road and the GPS units, lead me to the spot. There was this very "friendly and pesky" dog. I gave him a dog treat and told him to leave me alone and go home. This another story for later.

My first attempt to photograph the GPS units on a very convenient fence post was not very successful, even the viewer indicated I would not get a good picture. Photograph #2 was taken from a different angle the other side of the fence. I brought the 175 along just in case the street pilot would not photograph well. According to the Internet map, the actual location of 120w and 37n is the Fresno River about 100 or so feet south of here past the row of trees in picture #6. Pictures #1 and #3 thru #5 are views starting from the north, east, south, and west.

I would like to come back here in the winter and spring time and take another set of pictures. Fall and summer are pretty much the same, dry and either hot or warm.

George (:

 All pictures
#1: View from the north
#2: Second try of the 175
#3: View from the east
#4: View from the south
#5: View from the west
#6: Looking south to the actual confluence (according to the map)
ALL: All pictures on one page