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Norway : Hedmark

20.0 km (12.4 miles) S of Kongsvinger, Hedmark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 336 m (1102 ft)
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Antipode: 60°S 168°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 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: View during the hike #10: Church of Mangen

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  60°N 12°E (visit #7)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Jun-2016 -- This is the first out of 3 reports reaching confluence points in Southern Norway.

Cycling in combination with confluencing is my favourite travel method. I used an extended weekend for a cycling trip in Norway. On Thursday after work I flew from Zurich to Oslo, unboxed my bicycle and started cycling directly from the airport towards this confluence point. I crossed the Glomma River at Årnes and continued on forest tracks directly heading to my goal. At 11:30 PM I decided to camp even though it was still daylight.

The next morning, I passed by a small place called Mangen and reached the closest point to a road that was 600 m straight south of the confluence point. I abandoned my bicycle and hiked along a yellow marked footpath to the confluence. The ground was still soaking wet from the melted snow, wetting my shoes. The weather was absolutely fantastic – if not even too hot: later in the day it got 30° C.

The former clear cut from logging operations two decades ago is becoming healed: the trees around the confluence are on their way. At the confluence, the former signpost is meanwhile gone, only the stick remains.

After the visit I rode to Tobol where I hit the main road. The rest of the day I cycled northwards along the Glomma River.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 2000 m
  • Distance to a track: 600 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 600 m
  • Time to reach the CP from bike parking: 20 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 10:00 AM
  • Measured height: 336 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: young conifer forest
  • Weather: sunny, 25° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Unexpected Heat Confluence

The story continues at 61°N 12°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance
#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: View during the hike
#10: Church of Mangen
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