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Turkey

2.3 km (1.4 miles) SW of Dayili, Giresun, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 159 m (521 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 141°W

Accuracy: 12 m (39 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: North view #6: GPS #7: Chris #8: Bridge #9: Hazelnuts #10: Brambles

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  41°N 39°E (visit #3)  

#1: Confluence close-up

(visited by Christophe Stevens)

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Français

18-Août-2005 -- Après 30 minutes de dolmuş (bus local) depuis la ville la plus proche, nous avons marché trois heures en traversant de vieux ponts suspendus dans un paysage montagneux pendant la saison des noisettes. Nous avons ensuite atteint un point sur une route à 150 mètre du DCP.

C'était seulement le début du challenge. Entre la route et le DCP (situé 200 mètres plus bas), il y avait une végétation très dense sur une pente parfois très raide (plus de 45° en moyenne). J'ai donc décidé d'y aller seul.

Les noisetiers étaient plantés sur les pentes les plus douces. Il fallut descendre les pentes les plus raides en contournant les plantations de noisetiers et en traversant une sorte de jungle de ronces. Sans machette, il a fallu plus de 40 minutes pour descendre les quelques 200 mètres de pente et atteindre le DCP entre la forêt et les noisetiers (Précision du GPS: 10 m).

Sur le chemin du retour, je pouvais entendre des gens depuis l'autre versant de la vallée criant quelque chose comme: « WOOoo... WOOOooo... » Je me suis soudainement souvenu de ce qu'un précédent visiteur disait au sujet de sa tentative de visiter ce DCP en août 2004 : « We didn't want to put our lives to risk, since the forest we were in is known to home a high population of boars and wolves... » WOOoolves !!??!! WOOOOOO.... 10 minutes à peine pour remonter toute la distance ...

J'ai réalisé ensuite que ces personnes répondaient simplement aux appels de mon amie Eveline attendant mon retour sur la route.

English version

18-Aug-2005 -- After 30 minutes in a "dolmuş" (local bus) from the nearest town, we still needed 3 hours walking around without a map and crossing rope bridges in a mountainous landscape during the hazelnut season. Then we reached a point on a road 150 meters from DCP 41N 39E.

That was just the beginning of the challenge. Between the road and the DCP situated 200 m below, there was thick vegetation on a steep slope (average: more than 45°). I decided to go there alone.

Hazel trees were planted on the gentle slopes so that I sled down the steep slopes by bypassing the hazel plantation in a kind of bramble jungle. Without a machete, I came down the 200 m distance in more than 40 minutes and reached the DCP between the forest and a hazel plantation (10 m accuracy GPS)...

On the way back, I could hear people from the other side of the valley shouting something like "WOOoo... WOOOooo..." I suddenly remembered what a previous visitor was saying about his attempt to visit this DCP in August 2004: "We didn't want to put our lives to risk, since the forest we were in is known to home a high population of boars and wolves..." WOOoolves !!??!! WOOOOOO... only 10 minutes to climb up the distance...

I realised but later that those people were only responding the calls of my girl-friend Eveline waiting for my return to the road.


 All pictures
#1: Confluence close-up
#2: East view
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: North view
#6: GPS
#7: Chris
#8: Bridge
#9: Hazelnuts
#10: Brambles
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