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Russia : Permskaya oblast'

5.9 km (3.7 miles) ENE of Verkh-Lys'va, Permskaya oblast', Russia
Approx. altitude: 320 m (1049 ft)
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Antipode: 58°S 122°W

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

#2: GPS at the Artem palm #3: View to the North #4: View to the East #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: The confluence conquerors (from left: Ilia Yablonko and Artem Sismekov). We are wrapped up in anoraks against throngs of mosquitos #8: Artem Sismekov at the road that runs as far as 700 metres from the confluence #9: The footprint of a bear, found at the timber-carrying road between Sverdlovsk and Perm Regions of Russia (between Verkhnyaya Oslyanka and Kyn villages). Photocamera case is put beside for size comparison (the length of the case is 18 centimetres). #10: At the same timber-carrying road between Sverdlovsk and Perm Regions of Russia (between Verkhnyaya Oslyanka and Kyn villages)

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#1: The confluence

(visited by Ilia Yablonko and Artem Sismekov)

English Narrative

12-Jun-2006 -- Эту точку мы посетили в последний день нашего трехдневного велопохода по Свердловской области и Пермскому краю.

Переночевав в лесу близ стации Кын, мы доехали на пригородном поезде до станции Невидимка.

Невидимка находится примерно в шести минутах к западу от точки. От населенного пункта в нужном направлении идет хорошая широкая грунтовая дорога к лесоразработкам, проходящая примерно в 800 метрах от конфлюенции.

На нашей карте через речку Лысьва обозначено два моста. Но, подъехав к нижнему из них, мы обнаружили, что мост разрушен, и вместо него через реку перекинуты 3 бревна. Пришлось осторожно перебираться на другой берег по бревнам.

Дорога к конфлюенции оказалась отличного качества, но почти непрерывно в пологий подъем. Путь по ней до ближейшего к конфлюенции места не занял много времени.

Тщательно одевшись, чтобы защитить себя от комаров и клещей, мы направились вглубь леса. Оказалось, что точка находится на краю широкой заросшей просеки, не обозначенной на нашей карте. Выполнив необходимые процедуры, мы двинулись в обратном направлении. На спуске ехалось гораздо легче и быстрее. Через Лысьву мы переехали по мосту, находящемуся чуть выше по течению, чем тот, по которому мы перебирались ранее.

От Невидимки мы уже по асфальтовой дороге доехали до Чусового, где сели на электричку до Перми.

Артем Сисьмеков

English Narrative

12-Jun-2006 -- We visited this point on the last day of our three-day bike hiking trip upon Sverdlovsk oblast’ (province) and Perm kray (region).

After spending the night in tent in forest 3 kilometers away from Kyn railway station, we went by local train to Nevidimka (Invisible Being) station.

Nevidimka lies approximately 6 minutes to the west of the point. Quite good unpaved road runs from the settlement in proper direction, to the timber felling area. That road runs as far as 800 meters from the confluence point. We had two bridges across Lys’va river depicted on our map, but when we approached the lower (the nearer to us) we discovered that the bridge was destroyed long time ago, and three long pine-tree trunks were thrown across the river instead. We were forced to carefully cross the river upon those logs with our bikes.

The road to the confluence occurred to be of excellent quality (for bikers – important remark) but it almost uninterruptedly went uphill. We approached the closest to the point place of the road relatively quickly. Having thoroughly dressed ourselves to avoid hazard of ticks, mosquitoes and other insects we plunged in the forest.

The point happened to lie on the edge of broad cutting, that was not drew on our map. Upon completion all the necessary procedures we went back. It was by far easier to ride our bikes downhill on our way back. This time we crossed Lys’va upon the upper bridge.

From Nevidimka we went on upon asphalt road to Chusovoy, where we took another local train.

Artyom Sismekov, translated in English by Ilia Yablonko


 All pictures
#1: The confluence
#2: GPS at the Artem palm
#3: View to the North
#4: View to the East
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: The confluence conquerors (from left: Ilia Yablonko and Artem Sismekov). We are wrapped up in anoraks against throngs of mosquitos
#8: Artem Sismekov at the road that runs as far as 700 metres from the confluence
#9: The footprint of a bear, found at the timber-carrying road between Sverdlovsk and Perm Regions of Russia (between Verkhnyaya Oslyanka and Kyn villages). Photocamera case is put beside for size comparison (the length of the case is 18 centimetres).
#10: At the same timber-carrying road between Sverdlovsk and Perm Regions of Russia (between Verkhnyaya Oslyanka and Kyn villages)
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