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Argentina : Salta

2.5 km (1.6 miles) NW of San Antonio, Salta, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 1810 m (5938 ft)
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Antipode: 26°N 114°E

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  26°S 66°W (visit #1)  

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(visited by Pablo Opacak, Gabriel López, Daniel Tello, Berczely Esteban, Gabriel Gallarino, Fernando Salazar, Gustavo Papi, Norberto D'agostino, Christian Solinas and Ronny Henning)

English

27-Jul-2002 -- Somos un grupo de amigos que formamos parte de un club dedicado a la práctica de off road.
Todos somos usuarios de una sola marca de vehículos: Ford Ranger y de allí el nombre del club: www.clubranger4x4.com.ar .

En la ocasión estábamos en el camino de regreso de una travesía solidaria por el norte de la Argentina. Cuando nos dimos cuenta que estábamos cerca de una concluencia decidimos hacer un alto en el camino y registrar este punto a nombre del Club.

La confluencia que visitamos -- 26 grados Sur y 66 grados Oeste -- se encuentra a aproximadamente 2,000 metros al Oeste de la ruta 40 cercana a la localidad de Animaná en la Provincia de Salta.

Para llegar a la confluencia tomamos un camino secundario de ripio alejándonos unos 2,000 metros de la ruta 40 hacia el Oeste y luego debimos caminar, a campo traviesa, unos 1,700 metros. El terreno en esa zona, como podrán apreciar en las fotografías, no es muy amigable. Debimos atravesar varios ríos, afortunadamente secos en esta época del año, cuyo lecho está sembrado de piedras enormes y sus márgenes son muy altas debiendo treparlas en mas de una oportunidad.

Finalmente, luego de casi una hora de marcha, llegamos a la confluencia en cuestión y celebramos!!

Hora: 1:45 pm
Altura: 1,819 m
GPS: Garmin III Plus y Leica Magnavox
Mapa: IGM Hoja 2566-IV-Metan
Vehículos: 12 Pickups Ford Ranger 4x4

English

We are a group of friends that form a club dedicated to off road driving. We have one thing in common, we are all owners of the same brand of vehicle: Ford Ranger 4x4 and from there comes the name of the club: www.clubranger4x4.com.ar .

The day we visited the confluence we were on the way back home after completing a charity drive to three schools in Salta. When we noticed that the route we were driving in was close to a confluence we decided to make a stop to record our presence there on behalf of the club.

The confluence we visited -- 26 degrees South and 66 degress West -- is located at about 2,000 metres West of the route 40, near the city of Aimana, in the province of Salta, Argentina.

To get to the confluence we exit the route 40 and took a secondary gravel road to the West. After we drove 2,000 metres we had to continue on our feet as the terrain did not allow for any vehicle. From there we walked 1,700 metres to the South. As you can see in the photos the terrain is not friendly at all. To get to the confluence we had to cross several rivers, thanksfully dry in this time of the year, but with the bottom full of big rocks and so deep that we had to climb to get out from a couple.

Finally and after almost one hour walking we got to the confluence and celebrated!!

Time: 1:45
Height: 1,819 metres above sea level
GPS: Garmin III Plus and Leica Magnavox
Map: IGM Hoja 2566-IV-Metan
Vehicles: 12 Pickups Ford Ranger 4x4


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