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Kazakhstan : Shyghys Qazaqstan

7.9 km (4.9 miles) SW of Proletarka, Shyghys Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan
Approx. altitude: 425 m (1394 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 98°W

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

#2: Looking northwards from the point #3: Looking eastwards #4: Looking southwards #5: Looking westwards #6: GPS reading #7: Sunflower field surrounding the confluence #8: Rock outcrops nearby CP

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  50°N 82°E  

#1: General view of the point

(visited by Denis Spiridonov)

14-Sep-2016 -- Hello. This is the first confluence I've visited and the nearest one to my place, about 60–70 km driving from the largest East-Kazakhstan city of Ust-Kamenogorsk. I use Garmin eTrex 10 and Lumix G5 for making photos. The road to the location of interest is a paved two lane highway of pretty average quality going through a couple of local villages. The last 4–5 km I had to drive over an unpaved field road allowing to make about 50–70 km/h.

The confluence point lies accurately between two sections of a huge sunflower field on the very margin of one section. It was possible to reach very close to the confluence by car but I preferred to walk 300 m through sunflowers. The surroundings are rich with small (100–200 m) rocky hills with some outcroppings of weathered granite. Absolute elevations are in the range of 400–600 m. The area itself contains lots of fields of sunflower and wheat and pasture lands. Small brooks are running towards Irtysh river (some 15–20 km northwards) manifesting themselves by trees (predominantly birch and aspen) and bushes.

All in all, it took about an hour to get to this place, so it was pretty easy.


 All pictures
#1: General view of the point
#2: Looking northwards from the point
#3: Looking eastwards
#4: Looking southwards
#5: Looking westwards
#6: GPS reading
#7: Sunflower field surrounding the confluence
#8: Rock outcrops nearby CP
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