the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Virginia

1.8 miles (2.9 km) SW of Lipscomb, Augusta, VA, USA
Approx. altitude: 442 m (1450 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 38°S 101°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the east. #3: View to the west. #4: View to the south. #5: All zeros.

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  38°N 79°W (visit #2)  

#1: View to the north.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

22-May-2004 -- It had been a while since I had been out and about so Saturday was allocated to a long road trip with associated GPS activities. The confluence at 38N 79W was included because it was only a few miles south of one of the May geodashing dashpoints on my itinerary. This confluence is several miles southeast of Staunton, VA just north of Road 610 near Stuarts Draft. Driving east on Road 610, I located the confluence in an open field north of the road. There was no place to park right there so I drove past and backtracked. There was an opening in the hedge row that Emma (my Explorer) could probably have gone through and entered the field, but I wasn't sure, so I continued west for about 100 yards where I could park near the driveway at 832 Howardsville Turnpike. I walked back alongside the road to the opening and across the field of grass, clover, and weeds to the dashpoint. With an EPE of less than 4 meters, the customary GPS dance was brief and the numbers settled on all zeros quite quickly (photo #5). As can be seen from photos 1-4 (north, east, west, south) there are no particularly distinguishing characteristics of this rather bland location. I did note a decaying haystack partially covered with black plastic at the edge of the field near the road.

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#1: View to the north.
#2: View to the east.
#3: View to the west.
#4: View to the south.
#5: All zeros.
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