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China : Héběi Shěng

2.2 km (1.4 miles) ESE of Chanfang, Héběi, China
Approx. altitude: 495 m (1623 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 66°W

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#2: north #3: south #4: east #5: west #6: gps coordinates #7: trip view

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  37°N 114°E (visit #2)  

#1: general area

(visited by Franz Mittermayr, Leo, Remo and Krzysztof)

19-Jun-2011 -- This CP is about 70 km (1h 45 min by car) away from our lodging in Xingtai city. Starting on a Sunday at 1:00 pm luckily we found a taxi equipped with a GPS navigation device. Furthermore the taxi driver seemed to know our destination area because he was excited when he heard our target.

The two hours taxi ride was leisurely with a couple of stops where we took pictures from the countryside. Some small villages along the road, a monastery in steep cliffs and a photo shooting of a marriage in between green hills have lead us to stop for pictures. Also the way along a beautiful lake was impressive.

After arriving Zhongqiancun we walked and looked for an easy entry to a valley between hills. Passing a pig sty we went through a small gap between rocks and an outer wall of a building. From that point it was easy, just following the path up the hill until the GPS device showed us the target.

The point is in a valley with hills on both sides, not so high and covered with bushes and trees. After regenerating with drinks (unfortunately very warm) we went the way back to Xingtai by taxi.


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#1: general area
#2: north
#3: south
#4: east
#5: west
#6: gps coordinates
#7: trip view
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