the Degree Confluence Project


4.6 km (2.9 miles) W of Bjälverud, Värmland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 249 m (816 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 60°S 167°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Visitor #8: Easy Place To Cross #9: Stream By Road #10: Water Logged Tyre Tracks #11: Lunch Location

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#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk)

03-Aug-2015 -- This is the second in a sequence of 3 visits made while on holiday in Sweden, in Hjelleskata, south of Säffle, near Vänern lake.

The previous is N60 E14.

The next is N59 E13.

I had just completed N60 E14 and headed off to the next CP. Again following my sat-nav, the route took me North through Hagfors, via Ekshärad and Torsby, then south again to the CP. The last few kilometres were again on a dirt track, arriving at 2:05.

I parked the car at the closest point to the CP - I was able to park the car on the track as this time there was plenty of room for other cars to pass. The distance to the CP was 319 metres. I gathered all the necessary equipment and headed off. It was immediately obvious that there was a serious liquid barrier to cross (see the picture) but by walking down stream about 50 metres there was an easy place to cross (see picture). So I headed towards the CP. Terrain was a bit more difficult than N60 E14, and slightly uphill, but it was at least dry.

Having arrived at the CP I took the usual photos and headed back in the general direction of the car. At some point it got marshy and I had to be selective of the route I was taking back - eventually it got so bad I retraced the track I had recorded on the way to the CP which was dry. At one point I came to a section of forest where it was clear that some large vehicle had made tyre tracks and these were filled with water.

I arrived back at the car at 2:40, having covered 1.3 km, happy to have bagged my second CP of the day. That just left the return journey back to Hjelleskata. I stopped on the way for lunch by a beautiful lake, arriving back around 6. The total distance covered was 420 km.

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#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Visitor
#8: Easy Place To Cross
#9: Stream By Road
#10: Water Logged Tyre Tracks
#11: Lunch Location
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