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Sweden

3.8 km (2.4 miles) NNE of Lillfjäten, Dalarna, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 682 m (2237 ft)
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Antipode: 62°S 167°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The Confluence #6: All the GPS zeros #7: Hunting shelter #8: This rucksack, compass, and GPS have been with me on all my 50+ confluence visits #9: "For authorized traffic, key can be obtained from...": If you want to drive up to the confluence then you need to visit Joles Jonas Jonasson first

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  62°N 13°E (visit #5)  

#1: View North

(visited by David Williams)

31-Jul-2017 -- I'm in Sweden for the Nordic Amateur Radio Direction Finding championships. Despite having run a long way today, this nearby confluence was too tempting to miss. The walking route up from the public highway passes along a forest road and then directly through an area where trees have recently been clear felled - tricky going.

However, the confluence is in beautiful naturally regenerating woodland - the soil is very thin here and not too many berries. I seem to have missed the season for Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus, or related species) though these bushes form the majority of ground cover.

Every few hundred metres one comes across a hunting shelter - complete with brazier and plastic seating. I guess the main target will be Älg (moose) - the move from selective logging to clear felling has made lots of nice open Älg habitat and population control has been found necessary.

Coordinator's Note: The Moose hunt is not just an important tradition in Scandinavia, it is also a big source of income for local landowners in many remote areas.


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The Confluence
#6: All the GPS zeros
#7: Hunting shelter
#8: This rucksack, compass, and GPS have been with me on all my 50+ confluence visits
#9: "For authorized traffic, key can be obtained from...": If you want to drive up to the confluence then you need to visit Joles Jonas Jonasson first
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