David Lindes' Degree Confluence Visits
Here are the records of my visits to various Degree Confluence's. The
index is simple, the individual entries are more interesting.
Right now there's only one, but I present them in an ordered
list on the assumption that I'll be visiting others as time goes
on (that's certainly my intent).
Note: The dates below are listed in standard ISO
Successfuly completed visits:
These are records of visits I've made already, and in which I
successfully made it to the point in question (at least
according to the DCP rules):
- 38° North by 123° West -- at
the lovely location of Point Reyes. Visited on 2001-01-09,
it was my first confluence, and a solo mission.
None at this time, but I imagine it's inevitable, so I'm
going ahead and putting this section here. :-)
On my list:
In other words, some confluences I'd like to visit in the near future:
- 39° North by 123° West -- The nearest confluence to
me that's not yet been successfully visited by someone else
-- ugh, yes it has... Hmm, still looks kind of interesting,
but I'll have to find a different one to get my first first
visitor visit at. ;-)
- 39° North by 120° West -- sitting on Lake Tahoe
(relatively close to me), just barely on
the Nevada side of the bend in the California/Nevada border,
I'm thinking this would be great fun. (It'll definitely
require a boat, but that's OK with me. :-)
- 38° North by 119° West -- sitting on Mono Lake in
California (again, relatively close), this too will
require a boat to get to, but will also need to be a
summer-time visit, because, unlike at Lake Tahoe, boats can
only be obtained during the summer.
- 40° North by 124° West -- One of the nearest
not-even-attempted-yet confluences to me, this one also
looks like it might have (and certainly the trip to it will
have) a good view of the coast, depending on the
- 26° North by 81° West -- A long way away, but the
map I'm looking at shows this to be the southern-most
confluence on land in the continental U.S. (though it may be
more swamp than land, I'm not sure), and it hasn't yet been
- 25° North by 81° West -- One degree south of the
above, this might just be close enough to land to be
workable as another boat trip.
- 30° North by 90° West -- I've not yet been to New
Orleans, but I like the numbers of this particular
confluence, so I figure that one day it will either be an
excursion made during such a trip, or perhaps in fact the
excuse to make the trip in the first place. It's been
visited before, though not quite exactly, but that's OK,
because it's a rarity indeed to have the one degree number
as an even multiple of the other.
- 40° North by 80° West -- It's been visited twice
before, but it's another even multiple, and thus has a
Note: comments on prior-visits-status are, of course,
subject to being wrong, given that this web site is likely to be
updated much less frequently than the DCP page.