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Argentina : Entre Ríos

4.0 km (2.5 miles) NNE of Larroque, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 62 m (203 ft)
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Antipode: 33°N 121°E

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#1: Vista Sur

(visited by Alejandro Jausoro, Norberto Suarez, Karina Giugia, Rómulo Giugia, Tomás Lopez Veloso, Bernardo Acevedo, Federico Acevedo, Antonio Acevedo, Mónica Ruano, Martin Barletti, Patricia Ramallo, Jorge Ramallo, Santiago Rubio, Juan Martin Rubio, Fernando Rubio, Hugo Matteri, Nelida Queralt, Nestor Queralt and Marcelo Velasco)

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21-Jul-2002 -- Nuevamente un grupo de amigos nucleados en el site www.path4x4.com, salimos a recorrer los caminos Argentinos.
Esta vez con el doble objetivo de hacer una nueva Confluencia y de festejar el DIA DEL AMIGO

Elegimos uno en la Provincia de Entre Ríos, que partiendo desde Buenos Aires, nos obligo a recorrer 610 Km en la vuelta completa hasta regresar a casa.

Después de cruzar los dos brazos del Río Paraná, comenzamos a transitar una zona de bajos y bañados hasta llegar a Larroque, donde nos esperaban con un sabroso almuerzo.
Un cafecito y ya estábamos buscando el punto.

Afortunadamente este se encontraba a escasos 300 metros de un camino vecinal, por lo que resulto de fácil acceso.
En las cartas figura un punto trigonométrico # 63 y a pesar de buscarlo, no pudimos hallar la torre.
La zona es de pasturas pobres para explotación ganadera y algo de Cereales.
Dista mucho de tener la calidad de las que habíamos observado en la pampa húmeda en nuestra confluencia anterior.

Como ya se nos esta haciendo costumbre, brindamos con champagne, mientras tomábamos las fotos para documentar nuestro nuevo punto.

Para regresar, en lugar de hacerlo por la ruta, tomamos unas sendas vecinales a la altura de Médanos.
Dado que estaba lloviendo, el regreso se torno divertido y tuvimos que atravesar campos llenos de agua, zanjones y hasta un río.
Algunas camionetas quedaron atrapadas en el barro y fue necesario trabajar bastante para sacarlas.
Recién salimos al camino nuevamente a las 10 pm, con mucho barro encima, pero habiendo pasado una jornada divertida entre amigos.

Por radio nos enteramos que otra parte del grupo, que salió mas retrasado, habían logrado marcar una nueva confluencia, no sin antes caminar varios kilómetros dentro de bañados y pastizales, con el agua por las rodillas.

Pero esa es otra historia, que los protagonistas nos contaran.

English

Once again our group of friends from www.path4x4.com gathered with the goal of finding a new confluence point and also of celebrating Friendship Day.

This time we chose the province of Entre Ríos, starting from Buenos Aires; having to travel back and forth a total of 610 km.

After having crossed both watercourses of the Río Paraná, we began to travel through an area of depressions and swans before reaching Larroque, in which we stopped to have launch.
After having had a cup of coffee, we began the search for the point, which fortunately was at only some 300 meters away from a road, which made it quite easy to get to the place.

The cartography mentioned a certain trigonometric point (#63), but although we looked for it for a long time, at the end we could not find the tower, which showed it’s exact spot. The area has little places for harvesting as the earth is not of very good quality, unlike the fields we had traveled through during our last quest for two confluence points.
As usual, we had a toast with champagne, as we took the pictures that we needed at the point.

On our way back, instead of going through the route, we traveled through small town roads. It was raining, which made the journey back home really fun as we had to go through fields filled with mud and water.
Some of the vehicles got stuck in the mud and it took a lot of work to take them out of there.

We reached the route at 10 pm, with a lot of mud on our backs and still with a lot of km ahead of us, but having spent a very fun day among friends.

On the radio we communicated with another part of the group, which had started a bit later and had accomplished to find another confluence point, having gone through large swans and weeds, with water reaching their knees.

But that’s a different story, which will be told by the people involved in it.


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