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Colombia : Risaralda

5.2 km (3.2 miles) SSE of La Celia, Risaralda, Colombia
Approx. altitude: 1462 m (4796 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 5°S 104°E

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
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#2: North view #3: West View #4: East View #5: Visitors, Esteban y Valeria Vélez #6: Esteban Vélez Sáenz in his seventh hunt #7: GPS picture

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  5°N 76°W (visit #2)  

#1: General view of the confluence

(visited by Esteban Vélez Sáenz, Pío Vélez Sáenz and Valeria Vélez Castillo)

English

30-Jun-2012 -- Nuestra aventura la iniciamos Nidya Castillo, Pío Eugenio Vélez, Valeria Vélez y Esteban Vélez Sáenz en la ciudad de Pereira el pasado 30 de junio de 2012, con el fin de llegar a la confluencia 5N 76W que había sido realizada el 13 de agosto de 2006 por Carlos Bermúdez; sin embargo nuestro objetivo era llegar al punto exacto, aumentando la precisión de la medición.

Salimos de Pereira a las 14:00 rumbo al municipio de La Celia, en el departamento de Risaralda. Al llegar al municipio de La Virginia cruzamos el Río Cauca y nos dirigimos a la cordillera occidental, luego pasamos por el pueblo de Balboa y por una carretera pavimentada pero estrecha y con muchos precipicios, llegamos al lugar donde el GPS nos mostraba cercanía a la confluencia. Dejamos el campero a orilla de la carretera y comenzamos a subir por una pendiente muy pronunciada y peligrosa. El sitio exacto se encuentra a 1526 metros de altura, dentro de un cultivo de café tecnificado. A las 16:00 el GPS nos indica la posición exacta y procedemos a tomar las fotografías de testimonio, enterramos varias monedas en el sitio como recuerdo y celebramos con un abrazo el logro de la confluencia 5N 76W, en el lugar exacto.

El regreso lo iniciamos a las 16:30 pm con mucha dificultad por lo resbaladizo e inclinado del terreno pero quien escribe muy feliz por haber logrado la séptima visita exitosa a otra confluencia en Colombia. De regreso, recorremos los 60 kilómetros que separan La Celia de Pereira, a donde regresamos a las 18:30 dando final así a nuestra jornada.

English

30-Jun-2012 -- Our adventure was started by Nidya Castillo, Pío Eugenio Vélez, Valeria Vélez and Esteban Vélez Sáenz in the city of Pereira the past June 30th, 2012 with the purpose of reaching the confluence 5N 76W, which had been visited on August 13th, 2006 by Carlos Bermúdez; however our objective was to get to exact point of the confluence, increasing the precision of the measurement.

We left Pereira at 14:00, heading for La Celia, in the department of Risaralda. After reaching the town of La Virginia, we crossed the Cauca River and continued towards the western mountain range. After that, we left the small town of Balboa and crossing a very narrow road, we reached the point where the GPS indicated that the confluence was closer to the road. We parked our car and started climbing a slope in the direction of the confluence. The precise point is located at 1526 m above sea level, whiting a coffee plantation. At 16:00 we marked exactly the confluence and we took the photographs as a testimony of our arrival. We also buried some coins as a memento and celebrated with a hug and a smile having reached our goal with total precision.

We started our way back home at 16:30 facing a lot of difficulties due to the slippery terrain but really happy because the author of these lines had reached his seventh successful confluence visit in Colombia. We travelled the 60 kilometres without problems and we got to Pereira by 18:30, completing our journey.


 All pictures
#1: General view of the confluence
#2: North view
#3: West View
#4: East View
#5: Visitors, Esteban y Valeria Vélez
#6: Esteban Vélez Sáenz in his seventh hunt
#7: GPS picture
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