W
NW
N
N
NE
W
the Degree Confluence Project
E
SW
S
S
SE
E

Norway : Telemark

11.3 km (7.0 miles) SSW of Drangedal, Telemark, Norway
Approx. altitude: 286 m (938 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 59°S 171°W

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

#2: View from nearby hill #3: View towards the confluence from the steep dirt road #4: Leaving the bike in the bracken #5: GPS #6: Map with track logs (car, bike & foot)

  { Main | Search | Countries | Information | Member Page | Random }

  59°N 9°E (visit #2)  

#1: Panorama from the confluence

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

07-Sep-2002 -- The first visitors to this point, the two sons of a coworker, reported that they had spent a long time (5+ hours) getting to the point and back.

Since I'm interested in orienteering I always study the best maps I can find before going on a confluence hunt, and in this case I found something that looked like a much better way to the point:

I started from Drangedal center, and drove about 11 km SSW along a narrow dirt road, past a few quite scary points, where the road is cut into the cliffside, until I got to a gate about 3.3 km WNW of the point. There I had to reverse for about 200 m, to a junction where there was room to park alongside the road without blocking it.

Since I came well-prepared, I had my daughter's small, fully suspended, 5-speed bike in the trunk. Using this I passed the gate (here in Norway a gate like this just means that you can't drive a motorized vehicle past it, passing it on foot or bike is OK!) and went slightly uphill for about 2.5 km.

At this point I had to leave the road, so I hid the bike in some bracken (probably not needed, I didn't see anyone on the trip), and ran the remaining 850 m to the point.

On the way there I visited the highest nearby point, a hill about 150-200 m west of the confluence, which offered a very nice view of the area.

At the point itself I took a set of photos, before returning to the bike and then the car. Total time: About 52 minutes.


 All pictures
#1: Panorama from the confluence
#2: View from nearby hill
#3: View towards the confluence from the steep dirt road
#4: Leaving the bike in the bracken
#5: GPS
#6: Map with track logs (car, bike & foot)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)