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Mexico : Puebla

6.4 km (4.0 miles) SE of Amozoc de Mota, Puebla, Mexico
Approx. altitude: 2480 m (8136 ft)
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Antipode: 19°S 82°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)

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  19°N 98°W (visit #2) (incomplete) 

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(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

28-Dec-2009 -- This is the first out of a series of five confluences visits that we attempted during a three-week vacation in Mexico and Guatemala. Unfortunately, our trip has been overshadowed by some events that occurred on our way to 15°N 92°W. These events will have an impact on our future confluence hunting.

Coming from Mexico City by a rental car, we reached San Jerónimo Ocotitlá and parked our vehicle in the outskirts of this little town at a distance of 3.86 km from the confluence point. We had a beautiful one-hour hike to the confluence during a sunny day. A track leads 70 m to the point, the rest is bush walk. A 5 m high agave and a huge cactus marked the exact location. The pictures that we took for documentation are unfortunately not in our hands anymore.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 3.86 km
  • Distance to a track: 70 m
  • Distance to a path: 70 m
  • Distance of car parking: 3.86 km
  • Distance to houses: ca. 3.5 km
  • Time at the CP: 10:15 am
  • Hiking time (distance): 1:15 hours (3.9 km)
  • Measured height: 2480 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 2 m
  • Topography: at a slop slope.
  • Weather: clear sky, 25° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: In state of Puebla in the central Mexican Highlands. In an area with dense vegetation, varying between forests, shrubs and clearings.
  • Given Name: The Mexican Cactus Confluence

Story continues at 17°N 96°W.


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