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Sweden

3.6 km (2.2 miles) WNW of Backa, Västerbotten, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 102 m (334 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 65°S 159°W

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

#2: Wrong side of Byske river 900 meters left #3: The shrubbery at the point #4: Anthill west of the confluence #5: Looking north #6: GPS shot

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  65°N 21°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: East direction

(visited by Thomas Gustafsson)

15-Aug-2001 -- Heading back from a short visit at my summerhouse in the southern part of Västerbotten I noticed that I would pass near this confluence. Looking at the map I found a road close to the confluence, I only had to decide on what side of the Byske river I should go.

The map was not good enough so I choose north side wich turned out to be the wrong side. So standing on the banks (picture #2) of the Byske river I still had 900 meters left to the confluence. The water was cold and I did not feel for a swim so I had to find another route. This is good fishing water and I could see trails on the other bank wich made me suspect that there would be a road on the other side, altough it was not marked on my map.

Back in the car I found a gravel road south of the river which followed the river so I could park only 700 meters from the confluence.

On my way to the confluence I passed a salt stone that the local hunters has set up as a lure for moose. Later I found both moose and bear droppings.

The confluence was in the middle of shrubbery but the surrounding forest was rather sparse so the satellite reception was good and I could get an accuracy better than 5 meters.


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#1: East direction
#2: Wrong side of Byske river 900 meters left
#3: The shrubbery at the point
#4: Anthill west of the confluence
#5: Looking north
#6: GPS shot
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