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Saudi Arabia : Hā'il

45.2 km (28.1 miles) W of al-Hāyit, Hā'il, Saudi Arabia
Approx. altitude: 1393 m (4570 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 26°S 140°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: Looking East #3: Looking South #4: Looking West #5: Ground Zero as they say #6: Hey, I made it

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  26°N 40°E  

#1: Looking North

(visited by John Bevan)

22-Jan-2004 -- Well this was really a trip into the unknown, interesting though because it is situated in one of the Arabian lava fields "Ḥarrat Khaybar". I was aware of a track heading north then west of al-Ḥāyit. I planned to head west until I intersected with 40E, then head down towards 26N. Luckily the track west was like a two lane dirt track, eventually leading to a settlement close to the 40E. Subsequently I learnt it was called al-Šuwaymis, famous for its petroglyphs.

From here I took single lane vehicle tracks into the desert and volcanic rock fields. Eventually I got to a point that was 8.5 km away from the target. From this point I decided to walk which made it a bit more challenging, especially walking over loose volcanic rubble ideal for strengthening the ankles. The location is interesting because a cinder cone is north of the point. I also found other vehicle tracks within about 2 km of this Confluence close to the cone, a great camping site!


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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West
#5: Ground Zero as they say
#6: Hey, I made it
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