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Russia : Kurganskaya oblast'

2.8 km (1.7 miles) NE of Chistoprudnoye, Kurganskaya oblast', Russia
Approx. altitude: 125 m (410 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 56°S 116°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS. Photo made from within our car at the very confluence place #3: View to the North #4: View to the East #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: Confluence conquerors at the very confluence place #8: Our track to the confluence. Across the field #9: On our way to the next confluence. The road between two provinces, Kurganskaya & Sverdlovskaya oblast's. We decided not to return by major road (roundabout way) but to discover alternative shorter path #10: On our way to the next confluence. The road between two provinces, Kurganskaya & Sverdlovskaya oblast's. We are at the very border. To the left of the border road - pine-trees of Sverdlovskaya oblast', to the right - birches of Kurganskaya oblast'

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#1: The confluence

(visited by Ilia Yablonko and Artem Sismekov)

English

08-Янв-2007 – Этой точкой мы продолжили серию наших посещений точек Курганской области. Подъехав к ближайшему к точке участку дороги, мы рискнули далее ехать прямо по замерзшему полю. В первую половину этой зимы выпало очень мало снега, поэтому нам удалось проехать прямо к точке на машине, не отличающейся повышенной проходимостью. Показания GPS-приемника можно было фотографировать, не выходя из салона автомобиля! Точка находится посреди поля.

Однако, на выезде с поля на дорогу нам все-таки пришлось побуксовать в сугробе – застряли так, что только через час удалось вытащить машину.

English

08-Jan-2007– This was the next point in the series of our DCP visits of Kurganskaya oblast’ [province]. When we reached the road segment closest to the point, we decided not to leave our car but run the risk of traversing frozen field by car. During the first months of winter in the Urals the amount of fallen snow was very (anomalously!) small. It is the reason why we could reach the actual DCP place by car, which is far from cross-country vehicle. We took a photo of GPS receiver inside our car! The DCP is situated in the middle of agricultural field.

But on our way back from the field to the asphalt road we got stuck in snowdrift, and it took not less than an hour to disentangle.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence
#2: GPS. Photo made from within our car at the very confluence place
#3: View to the North
#4: View to the East
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: Confluence conquerors at the very confluence place
#8: Our track to the confluence. Across the field
#9: On our way to the next confluence. The road between two provinces, Kurganskaya & Sverdlovskaya oblast's. We decided not to return by major road (roundabout way) but to discover alternative shorter path
#10: On our way to the next confluence. The road between two provinces, Kurganskaya & Sverdlovskaya oblast's. We are at the very border. To the left of the border road - pine-trees of Sverdlovskaya oblast', to the right - birches of Kurganskaya oblast'
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