the Degree Confluence Project


0.9 km (0.6 miles) E of Högbacka, Gävleborg, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 54 m (177 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 61°S 163°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)

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(visited by Karl Bryk and Heidi Peschl)

18-Jul-2019 -- This the first of 3 CP visits during our annual trip to Sweden. The next is N61 E15.

After a couple of days relaxing and hiking it was time to tackle our first CP along the N61 line of latitude. We hiked 19km along a section of the Upplandsleden the day before so we decided we needed a shorter hike, maybe just a few hundred metres would do us. But it was not to be.

Following he car navi we arrived at a barrier 3.5km from the CP. Thinking we could do better we headed South down the E4 and along the X583 (?) local road. Past one barrier (7km to the CP) to the next barrier (4.5km) we decided we were not going to get closer without encountering a barrier so we decided to hike the 4.5km.

The track was easy to walk, and after about 55 minutes we were just a few hundred metres from the CP, away from the track towards the lake. Potentially it was going to be swampy and wet but thankfully it was a bit damp in places but otherwise easy going.

We arrived at the CP a few minutes later, took the usual photos, and headed back to the car. Having started out about 10:20, we arrived back at the car at 12:50, having covered just short of 10km.

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