the Degree Confluence Project

United States : New York

1.2 miles (1.9 km) NW of Lake Katrine, Ulster, NY, USA
Approx. altitude: 49 m (160 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 106°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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

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  42°N 74°W (visit #4)  

#1: View to the east.

(visited by Jack Frickey and Cheryl Corrigan)

22-Oct-2004 -- Cheryl and I were on our way from Virginia to the “Tumbling Leaves” Square Dance Festival in Bennington, Vermont, with a little sight seeing and GPSing along the way. The previous stop had been Hyde Park, NY, 15 or so miles south of the confluence at 42N 74W and on the other side of the Hudson River. We approached the confluence from the east on NY-31 (Old Kings Highway). We drove past and around the curve to the right (in the shadow of I87, the New York State Throughway) to determine the best approach, which turned out to be from the south so we turned around and parked on the other side of the road. The confluence was less than 100 yards from the road in a field of tall grass and weeds (see photos #1 to #4). The photos don’t show the walking surface, however. It was very uneven almost like it had been rough plowed with irregular furrows and ridges. To make it even more difficult there was water or mud in the low places so I had to be careful to walk on the ridges while venturing forth and then doing the GPS dance. I was, however, able to capture all zeros on my GPSr (photo #5) while straddling a small watercourse. The photos do show some of the beautiful fall colors present at the time.

 All pictures
#1: View to the east.
#2: View to the north.
#3: View to the west.
#4: View to the south.
#5: All zeros.
ALL: All pictures on one page