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China : Nèi Měnggǔ Zìzhìqū (Inner Mongolia)

19.8 km (12.3 miles) NE of Nart, Nèi Měnggǔ, China
Approx. altitude: 1294 m (4245 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 64°W

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

#2: east #3: south #4: west #5: north #6: gps view #7: apple with super star #8: 合影 #9: got it! #10: lake on our way to 43N 116E

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  43°N 116°E  

#1: about 100 meter from CP

(visited by CHINA ABOVECLOUD CONFLUENCE SEARCHING TEAM, Wei Wu, Li Fu, Ning Wang, Old Donkey, Tong Tong, Lei Wang and Lei Zou)

English Narrative

01-May-2005 -- 这是我们51计划的第一个点。这次出行的主要目的是去内蒙的草原深处玩一玩,正好顺路找点。

N43E116位于内蒙古太仆寺旗和锡林浩特的中间,位于国道边上两公里左右。从遥感地图上看,这一点附近是沙地,交汇点北面几百米,有一条可能的道路通向交汇点。

早晨从张北出发,过太仆寺旗,一路漂亮的柏油路,边上是起伏的丘陵,时不时还略过一些小湖。行至浑善达克附近,电台里传来机车小子的声音,他在等队友一起去浑善达克,无聊的爬上了一个小山头四处瞭望。果然开不多久,就看到右侧山头上车窗的反光,在电台的指引下,我们沿着草原路爬到山顶,几个车回合,气氛很是愉快,也算是人生几大喜事之一:他乡遇故知啊。山头风大,我们还有不少路要走,停留一会车队继续上路了。

按照预定计划,根据遥感地图的指示,顺利找到了计划中的草原路,位于两道铁丝网中间,一条布满沙子的小路。一开始路面还算结实,后面沙子越来越松软,为了保险,挂上四驱顺利通过。几百米之后,路经一个牧民的小房子,右转向南,再过几百米,沙子漫过路面,道路的痕迹已经很不清楚了。老驴的车不怕陷车,径直开车往交汇点方向开去,其它车找了个比较保险的地方停在路边,下车徒步去找点,GPS显示还有大约260米。

四周都是沙丘,植被还算说的过去,有很多的灌木和草。天气温度很舒服,大家翻过一道道铁丝网,很快到达了交汇点。而老驴的车子也停在了交汇点东面大约50米左右的地方。几组人、狗汇合,合影留念。风很大,到处都是沙子,大家只能多在车里吃城里带来的午餐了。

这一点算是很轻松的了,距离公路近,风景也不错。回到公路的路上,看到许多大鸟飞来飞去,仔细看,居然是仙鹤!估计附近应该有不小的湖泊。很久没有在野外看到过仙鹤了,运气不错。

下一个目标点是44°N 116°E,位于锡林浩特市附近。

更多信息: abovecloud

English Narrative

01-May-2005 -- 44N 116E is the first CP of this trip. Our destination is the great grass land near the border of China and Mongolia, the CP is just on our way, 2KM from national highway.

From the satelite map, we found the CP were surrounded by desert, and a small road will lead us towards it.

May 1st, we leave Zhang Bei, and drive to Xin Lin Ho Te. At noon, we arrived the CP, everything is under control, we find the small road and waste no time.

Scene here is great, the desert, the grass. To our surprise, some crane fly over our head!


 All pictures
#1: about 100 meter from CP
#2: east
#3: south
#4: west
#5: north
#6: gps view
#7: apple with super star
#8: 合影
#9: got it!
#10: lake on our way to 43N 116E
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