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Argentina : La Rioja

18.6 km (11.6 miles) NW of Los Baldes, Rioja, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 331 m (1085 ft)
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Antipode: 30°N 114°E

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#2: Nort view #3: South view #4: East view #5: West view #6: The GPS Caption #7: The team

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  30°S 66°W (visit #1)  

#1: The exact point 30S 66W

(visited by Rodrigo Calvo, Daniel Gorosito, Walter Speroni and Carlos Monti)

English

15-Jun-2006 -- La captura fué todo un éxito. Llegamos a la confluencia la cual no es complicada de alcanzar. Caminamos unos 900 metros desde donde dejamos el vehículo. Veníamos de la base militar de Chamical donde está destinado Walter. El lugar se llama Los Baldes. El monte es bastante cerrado con muchas espinas. En algunos lugares usamos los machetes para abrir camino. El día estaba nublado pero muy agradable para caminar, puesto que en ésta zona suele hacer mucho calor de día (mas de 40º centígrados). Éste dia hacía unos 18º. Desde Chamical, toda la vuelta nos demoró unas dos horas y media. Nos encontramos con muchas arañas y también moscas que nos molestaban continuamente. Geográficamente la zona es llana, hay cerca dos salinas y en el lugar de la confluencia el suelo es arcilloso. Ésta es nuestra primera caza, esperamos alcanzar un par mas al menos.

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15-Jun-2006 -- The capture was succesful. We arrived at the confluence, it was relatively simple to reach.
We walked about 900 meters from the road that goes from Chamical city to Los Baldes village where we had to leave the car we had to go through an area of very closed vegetation full of thorn bushes. In some places machetes were needed to be able to continue. It was a cloudy day but luckily it was not as cold as it usually is reaching temperatures of 40 degrees centigrades. On that day the temperature was around 18º. We left Chamical at noon and we completed the circuit in two hours and a half. There were lots of spiders and an incredible amount of flies. Although it is surrounded by salt banks on both sides, the confluence is set on clay soil. This is our first confluence but we are planning to hunt two more.


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#5: West view
#6: The GPS Caption
#7: The team
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