One of my goals for this road trip was to become the first person to visit all 16 extreme compass points in the contiguous mainland United States.  The term "contiguous" means that I only considered the Lower 48 states, not Alaska or Hawaii.  And the term "mainland" means that I didn't consider any islands.  If you open it up to Alaska and include islands, the task becomes virtually impossible for myself or anyone else.  Hey, I might be crazy but I'm not stupid!

On Monday, November 28, 2016, I visited the 16th and final point, the southernmost point of the contiguous United States, which is near Cape Sable, Florida in Everglades National Park.  The 16 extreme compass points, and the dates that I visited them, are:

This section describes the rules and methodology that I used, as well as each of the 16 points that I visited.  So please read on!

Above:  The 16 extreme geographic compass points that I visited on my trip.  The red dots are the locations and the blue lines are the bearing lines I used to determine each location.  If you zoom in more, you'll start seeing the descriptions.




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