28-Dec-2009 -- This is the first out of a series of five confluences visits that we attempted during a three-week vacation in Mexico and Guatemala. Unfortunately, our trip has been overshadowed by some events that occurred on our way to 15°N 92°W. These events will have an impact on our future confluence hunting.
Coming from Mexico City by a rental car, we reached San Jerónimo Ocotitlá and parked our vehicle in the outskirts of this little town at a distance of 3.86 km from the confluence point. We had a beautiful one-hour hike to the confluence during a sunny day. A track leads 70 m to the point, the rest is bush walk. A 5 m high agave and a huge cactus marked the exact location. The pictures that we took for documentation are unfortunately not in our hands anymore.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt road: 3.86 km
- Distance to a track: 70 m
- Distance to a path: 70 m
- Distance of car parking: 3.86 km
- Distance to houses: ca. 3.5 km
- Time at the CP: 10:15 am
- Hiking time (distance): 1:15 hours (3.9 km)
- Measured height: 2480 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy at the CP: 2 m
- Topography: at a slop slope.
- Weather: clear sky, 25° C (felt temperature)
- Description of the CP: In state of Puebla in the central Mexican Highlands. In an area with dense vegetation, varying between forests, shrubs and clearings.
- Given Name: The Mexican Cactus Confluence
Story continues at 17°N 96°W.