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Spain : Aragón

1.4 km (0.9 miles) E of Rudilla, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
Approx. altitude: 1235 m (4051 ft)
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Antipode: 41°S 179°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 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: Rudilla in less than 1 km Distance #10: View to the Confluence from the other Side of the Valley

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  41°N 1°W (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 5 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

14-Oct-2017 -- This is the thrid out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip from Madrid to Barcelona. The story continues from 41°N 2°W and starts from 41°N 3°W.

After I had spent the night in the Village Tartanedo near 41°N 2°W, I continued cycling eastwards. I came along a mountainous road via Daroca, Bea, Fonfría and finally I reached the mountain village Rudilla located 800 m from this confluence point. The road A-2514 passes through Rudilla and continues to the north-east. Soon there is a mountain pass (1250 m altitude). Right at the top, a little gravel track splits up and after continuing on it for 400 m, the confluence is only 70 m to the east.

To overcome the last 70 m means to climb upwards between rocks. In addition the plants growing there have sharp thorns. I was too lazy to change into long pants and tried hiking upwards in shorts. I succeeded but had to pay for that.

The confluence is nicely located almost at the top of the hill. Accordingly there are great views in all directions. This is indeed a very nice and pleasant point! The climate seems to be dry in this region as I could tell from the kind of grass and scattered bushes.

After the visit I coasted down to Huesa del Común and in the evening I was able to reach the town Andorra (Teruel) where I could spent the night in a hotel.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 70 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 3:07 PM
  • Measured height: 1237 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: mountainous
  • Vegetation: scattered thorny bushes, dry grass
  • Weather: sunny, 27° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Thorns in Shorts Confluence

The story finishes at 41°N 0°EW.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 5 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: Rudilla in less than 1 km Distance
#10: View to the Confluence from the other Side of the Valley
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