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Argentina : Santa Cruz

29.3 km (18.2 miles) NNE of Las Horquetas, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 653 m (2142 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°N 109°E

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#2: View to north from CP #3: View to East #4: View to South #5: View to West from CP #6: The GPS on the spot #7: View of Ruta 40 near the CP #8: Eduardo, Setsuko and Nivaldo Peroni at CP #9: Guanacos near CP: Common animal in Patagonia

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  48°S 71°W (visit #5)  

#1: General view of CP area

(visited by Eduardo Hanazaki, Setsuko Hanazaki and Nivaldo Peroni)

English

16-Jan-2007 -- No dia 16/01/2007, saindo de El Chaltén, a caminho de Perito Moreno pela Ruta 40, na Província de Santa Cruz, na Patagônia Argentina, visitamos a confluência S 48° - W 71°, pela facilidade de se chegar lá. Ela fica a pouco menos de 1 km do trecho de rípio da Ruta 40, no meio da paisagem desolada e seca das estepes patagônicas. A região é dominada pelas extensas estâncias de criação de gado e ovelhas, porém é raro ver algum animal pastando. Neste trecho da Ruta 40, nota-se um grande tráfego de turistas com seus motorhomes, motociclistas e até ciclistas de vários paises, alguns solitários e outros em grupos de 2 ou 3.

O dia estava parcialmente nublado e o vento patagônico soprava forte. Um dos veículos ficou na rodovia. De jipe, entramos pela rala vegetação espinhenta. A 350m da confluência, o solo se torna bastante pedregoso. Deixamos o veículo e seguimos a pé. Atravessamos um lago seco e subimos o morro ao lado. Ao nos aproximarmos do ponto, notamos um montículo de pedras deixado pelos visitantes anteriores desta confluência.

Registramos a visita com as fotos, colocamos mais pedras no monte já existente e retomamos a nossa viagem.

English

16-Jan-2007 -- Starting from El Chaltén, on our way to Perito Moreno via Route 40, we visited this confluence since it is easy to access. A little more than 1 km off route 40, on a dirt road and in the middle of a desolated scenery of dry Patagonia. A region dominated by large extension of cattle pasture fields. This stretch of route 40 has many tourists on their motor homes, motorcycles and even bicycles from various countries in groups or couples.

The day was partially cloudy with strong wind. On of our vehicles stayed on the asphalt as we used the jeep to drive over thorny vegetation. At 350 m of the confluence it gets quite dangerous. We left the car and continued by foot. We crossed a dry lake and climbed a bit. As we approached the point we saw some stones left by previous visitors.

We registered our visit with some photos and placed some more stones before returning to our trip.


 All pictures
#1: General view of CP area
#2: View to north from CP
#3: View to East
#4: View to South
#5: View to West from CP
#6: The GPS on the spot
#7: View of Ruta 40 near the CP
#8: Eduardo, Setsuko and Nivaldo Peroni at CP
#9: Guanacos near CP: Common animal in Patagonia
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