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Lithuania

5.6 km (3.5 miles) SW of Žvirblaičiai, Telšiai, Lithuania
Approx. altitude: 145 m (475 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 56°S 158°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: I saw several of these beautiful butterflies during my hike

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  56°N 22°E (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence point lies in long grass, just 3m or so past this dirt road

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

29-Jul-2016 -- I was intrigued by this point. It had been visited only once before, in September 2001 (almost 15 years ago), and the visitor described a difficult hike (including getting stuck in a bog). Yet satellite imagery - dating back to at least 2008 - showed a dirt road running next to the point. What was the deal? I had to find out.

I began by driving northwards up a series of country roads, until I found myself on a road that became too narrow for my rental car. So I parked (just over 1km WSW of the point) and started hiking. At [55.99918,21.98267], I saw a grassy path leading towards the point, and I followed it - and a series of other paths that got increasingly indistinct - until I ended up having to ‘bushwhack’. At one point I passed through a boggy area - perhaps the same one that had trapped the previous visitor - but avoided getting stuck.

Eventually I crossed a ditch, passed through a field, and found the dirt road - just 3m or so in front of the point, which lies in long grass. It appears that sometime since September 2001, the dirt road appeared, and a crop of carrots (described by the previous visitor) disappeared.


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#1: The confluence point lies in long grass, just 3m or so past this dirt road
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: I saw several of these beautiful butterflies during my hike
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