26-Aug-2001 -- I found the confluence with only minimal difficulty. The unmarked dirt road off highway 54 at first appeared to be someone's driveway. The only assurance I had it was the correct road was it matching the exact coordinates of an old USGS map. My E-Trex Venture was nailing the satellites that morning so I was absolutely sure of my position.
The dirt road leads past a couple of run-down houses that are typical for this part of Arkansas. Once I got past them I was deep in hunt club lease land. The confluence is about 150 yards West of a dirt road. ATV trails cross-track the entire area. The confluence is about 20 yards NW of a natural opening in the dense woods.
At about 7:30 AM I placed a temporary marker and took pictures from the four cardinal points. The air was heavy with mist and the low angle of the sun caused a lot of light backscatter. I wasn't sure my camera would be able to compensate for the haze. A prior appointment prevented me form waiting for better lighting conditions. Since I was using a film camera, I had no idea how bad the mist affected the pictures. Picking up the processed film Wednesday confirmed that I it was all in vain.
I will borrow a digital camera this week and re-acquire the confluence. Picture taken around noon should allow better lighting conditions in the heave woods.
The visitor was not able to return to the confluence to take new pictures. The pictures posted are what he could salvage from his original pictures.