30-Jun-2013 -- This is the second out of 6 reports of attempts to reach confluence points in Greenland. The story starts from 67°N 50°W.
Equipped with all the gear and food needed for a week’s hike in the arctic, we started hiking the Polar circle Trail in the morning after our arrival on the previous day. First, we hiked to the Port of Kangerlussuaq, then an ascent took us to the village Kellyville that now has 7 inhabitants (compared to 10 back in 2002). We followed the Polar Circle Trail for another hour and easily reached the confluence point, which is just 100 m north of the trail. This fact makes it the most accessible confluence in Greenland. Leaving the trail, we hiked slightly upwards through tundra vegetation of about 30 cm in height. The confluence point itself was still marked from the Ohnersorges back in 2011 by deer’s antlers which they had left there.
The confluence is just 200 m from a minor lake near Lake Hundesø. It is also just half an hour by foot to a hunter’s hut. We made a lunch break at the hut and went to another hut further that day.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt road: 7 km
- Distance to a track: 100 m
- Time at CP: 11:00 AM
- Measured height: 193 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: slightly hilly
- Vegetation: typical tundra with cow and blueberries.
- Weather: partly cloudy, 8° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Hunter’s Hut Confluence
The story continues is at 67°N 52°W.