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China : Nèi Měnggǔ Zìzhìqū (Inner Mongolia)

20.0 km (12.4 miles) ENE of Tunken, Nèi Měnggǔ, China
Approx. altitude: 1426 m (4678 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 65°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: north #3: west #4: east #5: gps view #6: on the roof #7: the taller, the better #8: flag

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  42°N 115°E  

#1: 42N 115E and south view

(visited by CHINA ABOVECLOUD CONFLUENCE SEARCHING TEAM, Lei Wang and Lei Zou)

English Narrative

11-Aug-2005 -- 从第一个点出来,时间还不到中午,回到刚才我们路过的准高速公路上,一路狂飙奔向第二个点,看来草原上修路的速度是大大出乎大家的意料了.前方出现一个收费站,绕!这种地段,交费简直就是浪费,边上的草原上有无数的路可以通过的.

邻近点附近,出现了一些小麻烦,到处都是道路,实在分不清楚应该怎么走,直接找一个直线插向目标点附近,最后却跑到了农民的田地中.怕压坏了农民的庄稼,只好用四驱在田埂子上乱跑.还好没走多远,就回到了比较像样子的路上.走了一会,目标点只有800米了.停车准备走过去,童童却比较懒,一直要把车开过去,我们也只好跟随.没想到绕过一个小山包,居然发现一个小村子,边上有很不错的道路,看来我们是又选错路线了,这也是经常碰到的情形.开着车在村子里绕来绕去,感觉比在山上找点还麻烦,不能擅闯民房啊.

最后把目标锁定在了一个锁着门的小院里,村民好奇的看着我们,不知道在做啥.幸运的是,家里的小主人就在附近,开门让我们进去,拿着GPS一通比划,终于发现:目标点就在小院的牲口棚上面.棚子里信号太差,根本接收不到卫星信号;棚子的顶太不结实,肯定禁不住一个人的重量.只能把GPS尽量伸向屋顶.

这是我们找到的第一个位于人家院子里的交汇点.

更多信息: www.abovecloud.com

English Narrative

11-Aug-2005 -- After returning from first confluence point, we drive along the "super highway" that leads us to our second confluence of this trip. The develop of highway is far beyond our expect.

The road make trouble when it's only 10 kilometers to 42N 115E, their are lots of "roads" here that we can't judge which one is the best. The way we choose leads us to a farm, we dare not ride on crop, so we have to use 4wd to drive on ridge of field.

Finally we found the right way to our target, a small village around the point. The point lies on roof of a cancha, the gps signal is too weak inside it, and the roof is not hard enough to support my weight. So we can't find a full zero display.

Interesting, this is our first point which lies on roof of a building.

More information: www.abovecloud.com


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#1: 42N 115E and south view
#2: north
#3: west
#4: east
#5: gps view
#6: on the roof
#7: the taller, the better
#8: flag
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