the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Nebraska

3.6 miles (5.8 km) SE of Mullen, Hooker, NE, USA
Approx. altitude: 997 m (3270 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 79°E

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#2: GPS shot #3: Little house on the prairie #4: New found friend

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#1: Daylight is leaving me

(visited by Steve Kohrs)

06-Jan-2001 -- After the failures to reach my last two confluences, I was starting to wonder if my luck had gone sour. I headed West on HWY-2 for Mullens, NE. Along the way I pasted the Nebraska National Forest. I didn't even know Nebraska had a National Forest, but I'm looking forward to returning this summer for some biking.

When I arrived at Mullens, the compass on the GPS confirmed the information I received from this website. I needed to head southeast. After traveling south for about two miles, I came across a single-lane road heading east. After a short while I was in-line with 101°W, but still too far north. The absence of "No Trespassing" signs prompted me to climb over a barbwire fence and head towards my destination.

As I approached the top of a small hill, I noticed that I was sharing the field with a horse. The horse spotted his visitor and started galloping at me with some pretty good speed. I froze. He hit the brakes about 15 feet in front of me and let out a neigh. When I started to walk again, he fell in behind me and followed me across the field until I came to another barbwire fence. I climbed over it and proceeded to the confluence. Once there, I spotted a homestead nestled in the surrounding hills. I took a few photographs and headed back to my car.

As I returned to my car, I was once again escorted across the field by the horse. He stuck around for me to take one photograph and then left me as fast as he had approached. I thought I might have time to visit one more confluence if I hurried.

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#1: Daylight is leaving me
#2: GPS shot
#3: Little house on the prairie
#4: New found friend
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