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Mexico : Chihuahua

3.2 km (2.0 miles) W of Peña Blanca, Chihuahua, Mexico
Approx. altitude: 1468 m (4816 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 30°S 73°E

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

#2: North view #3: South view #4: East view #5: West view #6: GPS #7: Explora4x4 Team at the point

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  30°N 107°W  

#1: View of the Point of Confluence

(visited by Jorge Corral, Maria Perez, Carlos Perez, Monika Diaz, Victor Diaz, Gina, Veronica, Valeria Velarde, Diana Velarde, Eduardo Velarde, Bety Lopez, Angelica Pena, Cesar Lucero, Oscar Ruiz, Arturo Pena, Haydee Lucero and Benjamin Lopez)

English

29-Ago-2004 -- De regreso de nuestro viaje a Cd. Madera Chihuahua, decidimos buscar esta confluencia. Según el mapa se encontraba a 10 kms del pueblo de Flores Magón, así que como de todos modos íbamos a pasar por ahí, nos decidimos a buscarla, aun y cuando veníamos bastante cansados después de los tres días de campamento.

Unos 10 kms antes de llegar a Flores Magón vimos un camino de tierra a la izquierda de la carretera que parecía tener la dirección deseada para llegar al punto. Nos adentramos hasta que la flecha en el GPS apuntaba a 90 grados hacia la derecha del camino, justo donde había un molino y una pileta de agua. El punto de confluencia estaba a 3 kilómetros de distancia. Unos lugareños que pasaban en su camioneta nos dijeron que había un camino que nos podría llevar cerca de donde queríamos y cuando lo encontramos lo seguimos a bordo de nuestros vehículos. Poco a poco nos fuimos acercando, hasta que llegamos al punto exacto, el cual estaba en una explanada situada en la parte alta de una colina.

Eran las 5:30 de la tarde y nos encontrábamos a 1480 metros sobre el nivel del mar. El terreno estaba cubierto por plantas y arbustos semi-desérticos y la fauna que pudimos ver consistía de algunas vacas y bastantes moscas y mosquitos.

Estuvimos solo un rato en el lugar tomando las fotografías necesarias mientras algunos aprovechaban para comer algo. Todavía nos faltaban unas 4 horas para regresar a nuestra ciudad, así que decidimos irnos pronto.

Fue una búsqueda relativamente sencilla en comparación a las otras dos anteriores. Esperamos seguir encontrando mas confluencias próximamente.

English

29-Aug-2004 -- Coming back from our trip to Madera, Chihuahua, we decided to look for this confluence point. According to the map it was located at about 6 miles from the town of Flores Magon, and because we had to pass through that town anyway, we decided to search for the point, even when we were very tired after three days of camping.

About 6 miles before reaching Flores Magon we saw a dirt road to the left of the highway that seemed to have the desired direction towards the point. We drove until the GPS arrow was pointing 90 degrees to the right, exactly at a windmill and a water tank. Some locals that were passing by in a pickup told us about a road that could take us near to where we wanted to go, and when we found it we followed it driving our vehicles. We got closer and closer, until we found the exact spot, which was in a plain on top of a hill.

It was 5:30 in the afternoon and we were at 4,857 feet asl. The soil was covered by semi-desertic plants and bushes, and all the animals we saw were some cows and lots of flies and mosquitoes.

We were there for only a while taking the necessary pictures while some of us were having some snacks. There were four more hours before we could get home, so we decided to leave soon.

It was a relatively easy confluence search, in relation to the other two. We expect to keep finding more confluence points soon.


 All pictures
#1: View of the Point of Confluence
#2: North view
#3: South view
#4: East view
#5: West view
#6: GPS
#7: Explora4x4 Team at the point
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