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Norway : Hedmark

27.9 km (17.4 miles) NE of Elverum, Hedmark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 466 m (1528 ft)
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Antipode: 61°S 168°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Hiking over mossy ground #10: A single tree in the moor

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  61°N 12°E (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

04-Jun-2016 -- This is the second out of 3 reports reaching confluence points in Southern Norway. The story continues from 60°N 12°E.

Like the night before, I cycled until 11:30 PM when I decided to camp even though it was still daylight. The next morning, I crossed into Sweden, actually heading for 61°N 13°E. But it soon became clear that I hadn’t enough time to visit this confluence and close the loop back to Oslo. So I crossed back into Norway at Bastuknappen and continued on forest tracks to the main road no. 25. At Gottonborg (6 km from the CP) I left the main road and cycled on various tracks up to a distance of 1200 m, left my bike and hiked to the exact location.

The ground during the hike was beautifully covered with moss. The closer I came to the confluence point, the wetter became the ground. By coincidence there is a circle with a radius of 100 m around the confluence with real bog as if nature wants to prevent visitors from reaching the point. The absence of trees indicates that this bog is actually a high moor.

Since I didn’t sink in deeper than ankle-deep, I considered the moor as safe for walking through it. So I dared to make a straight approach to the confluence point. I had no problem to reach the exact point, which is located in the centre of the huge glade.

After the visit I walked back to my bicycle the same way that I had come. Back at the main road, I hurried to reach Elverum before the supermarkets closed at 8 PM. After having a self-made dinner in Elverum, I spent my third night in a row camping out wild in the forest.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 6000 m
  • Distance to a track: 1200 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 1200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from bike parking: 40 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 5:17 PM
  • Measured height: 478 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: high moor, grass, moss, bog cotton
  • Weather: sunny, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Moore Center Confluence

The story continues at 61°N 11°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Hiking over mossy ground
#10: A single tree in the moor
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