the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Alabama

2.1 miles (3.4 km) E of Dixonville, Escambia, AL, USA
Approx. altitude: 61 m (200 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 31°S 93°E

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#2: The GPS shot #3: Pogue Road and my scooter #4: Screen shot of track #5: Cotton field

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  31°N 87°W (visit #1)  

#1: West lookin east

(visited by Roger Rockwell)

27-Sep-2000 -- This "Degree Confluence Project" is great!! I just heard about it today and this was an outstanding day for an outing. I have this little RED motor scooter this is always looking for someplace to go. So, I plugged in 31N 87W into the Garmin GPS12 and found that if I went 15 deg for 40 miles I could log my first. Confluence. As I said, the weather was picture perfect. I headed East (which is really North) on HWY 90 to Milton, Fla. Then North (really North) on Hwy 87 to the Fla/ Ala line. Then East to the point. I embarked at exactly 3 PM. The ride North on 87 is through the heart of farm land in Northwest Florida. And beautiful it was field after field of crops of cotton and other thing that farmers grow.

I had pulled up the location on my Delorme Street Atlas and figured that this should me easy enough to find. I was going to go N on 87 until a fairly major road that would take me E and then N on a small dirt road. The only problem being that in my hast to set out on this adventure I neglected to note the name of the road to go E on. As it happens this Confluence is marked on the map as PUGH. I happened across a road called Pogue Thompson Rd (30 59.953N 87 02.196W). This name is too close to what I am looking for it not to be right. Well this road went about ¼ mile and then turns onto a fire trail. After winding around in the woods for about 45 min taking one trail after another I end up at the at the Confluence which is only about 100 feet or so from one of these trails. About 100 feet N of the Confluence is wide dirt road running East and West. After I take by pictures of the spot I head West on this road to find that it actually ends right beside where Pogue Thompson Rd ends. You can look at the screen shot of my track and see the circle I made. All in all this made for a very pleasant afternoon. Now I’m ready to get serious about logging. See you on the trail!!!

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#1: West lookin east
#2: The GPS shot
#3: Pogue Road and my scooter
#4: Screen shot of track
#5: Cotton field
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