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China : Héběi Shěng

2.9 km (1.8 miles) E of Doucun, Héběi, China
Approx. altitude: 15 m (49 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 64°W

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

#2: east view #3: south view #4: west view #5: north view #6: gps screen #7: with my wife #8: our navigator

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  38°N 116°E  

#1: CP is 5 meters from the camera

(visited by Lei Wang and Lei Zou)

English Narrative

04-Feb-2005 -- 这是我和我们家LD(Zou Lei)交汇点旅行的第一个点,我们计划三天时间访问尽量多的交汇点。查地图发现,这个点距离我的老家只有36公里左右,希望他能给我们带来好运。

2005年2月4日一大早,我们从北京出发了。从网上吸取了其他人的教训,这次我们带了一个笔记本和详细的电子地图用于导航,以免走冤枉路。走五环从京开向南,过霸州,任丘,河间,献县,到达武强县。此时地图和实际道路有了出入,我们绕城半周才找到进程的路线。

我们的目标点在县城东南4公里左右的地方,地图上显示有乡村公路到达目标点300米附近,但从城里却找不到图中的线路,于是我们找了一处最可能的地方从公路上下来,以后就抛开地图指示,直接向着目标点开去。

我们的吉普车这个时候发挥了作用,在村庄中,田埂上左摇右晃,穿过高速公路的涵洞,跨过两条小河,最终在村子的旁边接近了目标点。车外非常寒冷,我们在一片收获后的农田中到达了目的地,看得出来,夏天这里是玉米和小麦间种的。

11:40,看着GPS全零的指示,心里非常欣慰,开门大吉,很爽。四周的景色很单调,几乎找不到地标来拍全景图片,干脆就只给四个方向拍照好了。

返程选择了另外一条道路,反正就是在田埂里胡开,并没有节省太多时间。

详情: abovecloud.com

English Narrative

04-Feb-2005 -- This is my first confluence trip, we plan to spend three days to visit as much point as we can. From the map, we found it's only 36km from my home town! Hope it will give us good luck.

2005-02-04 We get up early and began our trip at 7:30 a.m. We carry a computer with detail map which will help us to find our way and track our route. The Jing-Kai super highway is quite good, but disppeared when we enter Heibei province. So we have to slow down.

Our map is can not as new as we expected. When we arrived Wu Qiang Xian, we drive around the city to find the entrance. Finally we found the way we are hunting for are under construction, so we drive to field to go on, it's 3.6km from 38N 116E.

There is no good way in the field, we follow the GPS from one village to the other, cross one super highway, two river. Finally reach the point at 11:40 a.m., it's about 20 meters from the trek. The point were grow corn and wheat in summer.

It's cold here, and hard to find land mark, so we give up to take panoramic photo and just take photo for four direction. The way back to highway is easy but not save much time.

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#1: CP is 5 meters from the camera
#2: east view
#3: south view
#4: west view
#5: north view
#6: gps screen
#7: with my wife
#8: our navigator
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