06-Apr-2005 -- 34 N – 114 E Henan (河南), China
Visit Date: April 6, 2005
This is our 3rd line-hunting trip in Henan – a 10 km detour out of a 250 km journey which started from Zhangzhou (capital) to Nanyang (near Southwest corner). The hunting party also consisted of several first time hunters: Wang Zhe, Guo Wanshen, Zhao Fei, and Liu Bing.
This particular point located near the heart of Henan near a large city called Xuchang. The location is also near the junction of two major expressways we must take, which made it an easy access to the confluence point.
After we got off the expressway, we found the secondary road heading east toward a township called Zhang Pan about 10 km away. The CP located at the eastern edge of Liu Pan, and we found a dirt road which brought us within 80 meters of the CP.
This CP located in a wheat field, and the most interesting aspect is a very large ancient earth tomb located about 80 meters north of the ground zero. According to local farmers this tomb is several hundred years old with a large chamber. It was the burial site for some very well to do family in the past.
The detour for the line hunting took an extra 45 minutes for our journey. We reached Nanyang in time for lunch.
Rating of this hunt:
Degree of Challenge: 1 – a straight forward drive to the CP (Scale: 1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)
Scenery: 2– Early Spring wheat field (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)
Culture-social factors: 2– typical rural central China farming community (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)