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Oman

2.5 km (1.6 miles) SSE of Mahram, al-Dākhiliyya, Oman
Approx. altitude: 801 m (2627 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 23°S 122°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: North view #3: East view looking a little up #4: South view #5: West view #6: GPS view  - at the Confluence (0 m)

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#1: The Confluence is in the right corner at the rocks

(visited by Carsten Elhøj Blankholm, Preben Elhøj and Klaus Rimmen)

15-Apr-2005 -- We were on a tight schedule because Klaus had to be back at 14:00. During the study of maps we calculated that we had to walk about 2 km to the Confluence. We planed to use 1½ hour to drive from Masqaṭ to a small village named Maḥram. All in all we had to use 5 hours. In order to have some extra time we decided to leave Masqaṭ at 08:30.

Unfortunately we reached the southern edge at 10:20. So we were in a hurry. At 10:30 we started our walk towards the Confluence. It was easy in the beginning because we were able to follow a small path but after 300 m we had to start walking in a rocky gorge. When we reached the top, we could see the Confluence about 1200 m away. We now just had to follow a rocky hill slope for the rest of the way.

We reached the Confluence at 11:35. We took the needed pictures and shared a cold Coca Cola. After 10 minutes we headed back towards our car. Now we were very much in a hurry. At 12:45 we reached the car and started immediately to drive back to Masqaṭ. Nearly without speeding... we reached the outskirts of Masqaṭ at 14:00 and Klaus could be back just in time to the preparation for his daughter's birthday party.


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#1: The Confluence is in the right corner at the rocks
#2: North view
#3: East view looking a little up
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: GPS view - at the Confluence (0 m)
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