Travelers at loose ends about the goal or destination of their trip might like to become a “confluence hunter” to document in photographs and words each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world. Pictures and stories will be posted at this site. In Japan, one determined confluence hunter reported the following unsuccessful attempt:
20-Jul-2003 — On a trip out to the Shiretoko peninsula we thought we’d make an attempt at this confluence which is positioned right in the middle of the peninsula. This area is a national park, but the confluence is just a little west of the park boundaries. It’s a wonderfully beautiful place with waterfalls, outdoor hotspring pools, volcano climbs, and lots of natural wildlife, including big bears!
There’s only one road, the perimeter road, and the closest we could get was 6.5 kilometers. We took a look at the vegetation and decided it would be too difficult. Some amateurish maps at the park showed some possible trails but nothing was certain.
Because of the thick vegetation we may make a snow-shoeing trip out here this winter.
Visit the The Degree Confluence Project website.