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near Norsborg, Södermanland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 42 m (137 ft)
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Antipode: 59°S 163°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The reverse loop

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#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

12-May-2018 -- This is the fifth out of six reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip through Sweden (from Stockholm to Stockholm). The story starts at 60°N 18°E and continues from 59°N 16°E.

It took me 6 hours of cycling to reach this confluence from 59°N 16°E. I cycled via Katrineholm, Vadsbro, Stäringe to Norosborg where this confluence is located.

To access this confluence I had to follow numerous of small forest roads which looped around. Interestingly, the confluence is located just at the dead end of such a long forest track. At the very end there is a reversing track loop. From this loop the confluence point is 60 m into the spruce forest near a creek. The forest clearance around the loop has an impact to the confluence point – such one can say that there is not a healthy forest around the confluence.

After the visit I continued riding eastwards along the 59th latitude. Due to several lakes and the inlet Himmerfjärden the distance to 18°E is 111 kilometres on the road network. With such a long distance ahead I would never have thought that I would be able to reach a third confluence point that day.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance from a road: 60 m
  • Distance from a track: 60 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 60 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 3 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 11:31 AM
  • Measured height: 30 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 4 m
  • Topography: almost flat
  • Vegetation: spruce forest.
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 18° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Reverse Loop Confluence

The story ends at 59°N 18°E.


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#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The reverse loop
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