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Germany : Baden-Württemberg

1.4 km (0.9 miles) W of Sachsenheim-Hohenhaslach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 356 m (1167 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 171°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: From the point facing North. #3: From the point facing East. #4: From the point facing South. (Note the logging road in the background from previous visitors pictures.) #5: From the point facing West. #6: The Point with GPS confirmation. #7: Me - Author of the Narrative - Duke. #8: The confluence sign.  You can see how it has aged.

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  49°N 9°E (visit #8)  

#1: The Point. Standing on top of the hill where it resides. It’s essentially that mound of dirt ahead.

(visited by Rob Orndoff and Duke Orndoff)

28-Apr-2006 -- He’ll take all the credit for this, I’m sure, but it was really all my idea. He wanted to sleep in all day, but I made him wake up, wipe the sleep from his eyes and get ready. I waited impatiently for Rob by the door while he cleaned up and got changed. Then he fiddled around on the computer downloading directions and loading up the GPS. Me: still waiting.

We piled in the jeep and rode for about an hour from Herrenberg, north to Hohenhaslach. We parked at the Friedhof and, against my better wishes, walked all the way back through town, south-east, and down Horrheimer Straße until we hit a farm road. I knew there must have been a trail that was closer, on the north end of town, but he insisted and we went the long way.

Once we were at the base of the hill, we didn’t see any trails, so we hiked off road, up some very steep and muddy terrain, until we found a logging road. It was great; I must have stopped to pee about 10 times on the way up. Once on the logging road we were about 300 ft from the point. We followed the road for a bit and found the path marked with blue crosses painted on trees, which lead us directly to the point

When we got there, Rob seemed preoccupied with the GPS thing and kept making circles in the woods. I explored on my own until I got tired, and then took a nap. Then he took my picture, which woke me up.

After he finished up we walked back down the marked trail. Where did it dump us out? Right at the north end of town. People should always leave the navigating to us dogs.


 All pictures
#1: The Point. Standing on top of the hill where it resides. It’s essentially that mound of dirt ahead.
#2: From the point facing North.
#3: From the point facing East.
#4: From the point facing South. (Note the logging road in the background from previous visitors pictures.)
#5: From the point facing West.
#6: The Point with GPS confirmation.
#7: Me - Author of the Narrative - Duke.
#8: The confluence sign. You can see how it has aged.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)