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near Gresenberg, Salzburg, Austria
Approx. altitude: 424 m (1391 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 167°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Gresenberg #10: Old Barn Ventilation Machine

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#1: The Confluence from 20 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

10-May-2012 -- This is the second out of two confluences that I visited during trip to Austria.

A 2.5 hour drive from 47°N 14°E brought me to the hamlet Gresenberg which is 300 m north-west of the confluence point.

Since the batteries of my GPS device were totally empty nor was my GPS application on my mobile phone working for some unknown reason, I had to find another solution to locate the confluence point. I realized that I had a car navigation system that could also be used for pedestrian navigation. The drawback was that the software didn’t have the functionality to show a direction arrow to target. But navigating by coordinates was possible.

In zigzags I gradually approached the confluence point, while a farmer was turning over the freshly mown grass for letting it dry in the sun. But he let me do my irrational walk without paying any attention.

I located the confluence point in the middle of a huge meadow, right at the borderline between mown and unmown grass. 80 m to the south-east is a forest and in the west there is a high seat for observing deer and other wild animals.

In Gresenberg, I saw this remarkable machine in front of a barn. It was probably used for air ventilation.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 300 m
  • Distance to a public road: 390 m
  • Distance to a track: 130 m
  • Distance of parking: 300 m
  • Distance to houses: 300 m
  • Time starting the hike: 1:20 PM
  • Time at the CP: 1:30 PM
  • Measured height: not measured
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 5 m
  • Topography: slide grade, slightly rolling hills
  • Vegetation: grass, dandelion, Goldilocks Buttercup
  • Weather: sunny, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: 22 km north of Salzburg. In agricultural dominated area.
  • Given Name: The Barn Ventilator Confluence


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Gresenberg
#10: Old Barn Ventilation Machine
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