24-Oct-2008 -- This is the third out of nine confluences that I visited during a 3-day trip to Spain. The story starts from 41°N 4°W.
Coming from 41°N 5°W I took the county road CL-610, followed by motorway A-50 to Salamanca and finally road CL-517 that took me as close as 2.3 km to the confluence point. I missed the intersection to the confluence, made a u-turn and then took a gravel track until I reached a place called Tozas. Officially this place has a population of one inhabitant.
I parked the car at a distance of 851 m in Tozas and started hiking. At a distance of 250 m I crossed another gravel road that I could have taken by car as well, but anyway it was a beautiful day and the hike was pleasant. I passed a water hole where cows and bulls come to drink, but I couldn’t see any, so I continued the hike without any worry. Very close to the confluence point - I guess less than 100 m - is an interesting rock that looks like a frog.
Exactly at the confluence point is a little wall that consists of loose rocks, which has obviously not existed back in 2002. The confluence is a pleasant place and invites for a stay. There are scattered olive trees to sit in the shade and watch peacefully the rock sculptures around you.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt road: 2.3 km
- Distance to a track: 250 m
- Distance of parking the car: 851 m
- Distance to houses: 1.3 km
- Time starting the hike: 15:27 p.m.
- Time at the CP: 15:50 p.m.
- Measured height: 851 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 4 m
- Vegetation: Scattered olive trees, grass.
- Topography: generally flat with some very slight hills
- Time back from hike: 16:19 p.m.
- Weather: clear, 20° C (felt temperature)
- Description of the CP: Situated in the Province Salamanca, Municipality DoÑinos De Ledesma. On an open ranch.
- Given Name: The Frog Stone Confluence
Story continues at 41°N 7°W.