the Degree Confluence Project


5.4 km (3.4 miles) W of Baståsen, Dalarna, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 413 m (1354 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 61°S 164°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Visitors #8: Car After Off-Road Excursion

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  61°N 16°E (visit #4)  

#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk and Heidi Peschl)

02-Aug-2021 -- This is the first of 10 CP visits made during a 2 week trip to Sweden.

The next is N63 E18.

This was our first visit to Sweden for 2 years - last year was not possible for an obvious reason - I'll mention the reason, COVID-19, in case someone is reading this in 10 or 20 years time and wondering what I'm talking about.

In 2019 we had managed to reach 61 degrees North and the rough plan was to try and visit the CPs along the 62 and 63 degree lines of latitude - sticking to our usual plan of always going 2 degrees further North each year. On the way we would try to hike, spend time by the lakes and do some sightseeing. But the general route was dictated by the CPs.

But first we had unfinished business at N60 E16. We had tried to visit this CP coming from the North in 2019 but came across a closed barrier around 7km from the CP. It was already late afternoon so we decided a hike was not possible so late (14km round trip) and let it go.

Having read previous reports we decided to try from the South. This involved driving about 35km on rough gravel roads, the last 5km more forest road than gravel. This would become a repeating theme the further North we progressed.

We parked the car (N60.99787 E16.00743) about 450m from the CP and hiked through fairly open terrain to the CP. The usual photos were taken, we hiked back and then had the pleasure of the 5km back to the gravel roads, pleased to get back without damage to the hire car.

Our next destination was N63 E18, but that was in a few days.

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#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Visitors
#8: Car After Off-Road Excursion
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