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Switzerland

4.2 km (2.6 miles) WSW of Doppleschwand, Luzern, Switzerland
Approx. altitude: 942 m (3090 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 47°S 172°W

Accuracy: 29 m (95 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: GPS #6: Me at the confluence #7: Surroundings of the confluence #8: Cablecar close to confluence #9: Farmers houses on the way to the confluence

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  47°N 8°E (visit #10)  

#1: View to the North

(visited by Rainer Bostelmann)

ESPAÑOL

11-Jan-2015 -- I barely had more than a week of arriving in Switzerland when my brother suggested me to go out to know the surroundings, so I suggested him to visit the confluence 47N 8E.

The route we took with the car took us through Grosswangen and Wolhusen up to Romoos. The road passes through a mountainous area but of low height. As we drove up, the road was getting increasingly snowy and it became more difficult to drive.

The confluence is on the lower part of a mountain slope. The upper part was clear and covered with snow, while the lower part was a thick forest. I could walk down through the snow to a path that bordered the forest. There was a lot of swamp in the way, but due to the low temperatures there were some frozen parts, which made it easyer to walk towards the confluence.

The closest I could get was 28 meters with a precision of 6 meters. To get any closer, it was necessary to scale a fence and to descent between the trees of the forest on the steep and slippery slope. Since I had no ropes and was walking alone, I decided that the approach I had achieved was sufficient. I thought I would find another opportunity to achieve a better approach anytime soon. I took the necessary photos and returned to the road at the top of the slope where my brother was waiting for me in the car. Near the confluence were several farm houses and a small private cable car that crossed over the valley to the opposite slope. These cable cars are used when roads are impassable due to snow or other obstacles.

ESPAÑOL

11-Jan-2015 -- Apenas tenía algo más de una semana de haber llegado a Suiza cuando mi hermano me sugirió salir a conocer un poco los alrededores, por lo que le sugerí visitar la confluencia 47N 8E.

El recorrido que llevamos con el coche nos llevó por los poblados de Grosswangen y Wolhusen hasta Romoos. El camino pasa por una zona montañosa pero de poca altura. Según subíamos el camino estaba cada vez más nevado y se hacía más difícil conducir.

La confluencia queda en la parte baja de una ladera de la montaña. La parte alta estaba despejada y cubierta de nieve, mientras que la parte baja era un espeso bosque. Se podía caminar por la nieve hasta un sendero que bordeaba el bosque. Había mucho pantano en el camino, pero debido a las bajas temperaturas habían algunas partes congeladas, lo que facilitaba caminar hacia la confluencia. Lo más cerca que pude llegar fueron 28 metros con una precisión de 6 metros. Para acercarme más era necesario cruzar una alambrada y bajar entre los árboles del bosque por la ladera empinada y resbalosa. Como no tenía cuerdas y andaba solo, decidí que era suficiente la aproximación que había logrado. Pensé que ya encontraría otra oportunidad para lograr una aproximación mejor.

Tomé las fotos necesarias y volví a la carretera en la parte alta de la ladera donde se encontraba mi hermano esperándome en el coche. Cerca de la confluencia se encontraban varias casas de campesinos y un pequeño teleférico privado que cruzaba por encima del valle hacia la ladera de enfrente. Dichos teleféricos son usados cuando las carreteras están intransitables por nieve u otros obstáculos.


 All pictures
#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: GPS
#6: Me at the confluence
#7: Surroundings of the confluence
#8: Cablecar close to confluence
#9: Farmers houses on the way to the confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page