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Austria

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Sulzbach, Niederösterreich, Austria
Approx. altitude: 654 m (2145 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 164°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies in a forest, near a ridgetop #6: All zeros! #7: A hunting blind in a field about 1 km (2 km on foot) from the point #8: A pretty church in the small town of Hafnerberg, visited en route

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  48°N 16°E (visit #18)  

#1: View North (towards the top of the ridge)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Jul-2015 -- From satellite imagery, I knew that a dirt road ran close to this forested Degree Confluence Point; the trick was to find this dirt road. Unfortunately my GPS receiver routed me onto a different road: a narrow double track that ‘fizzled out’ in a field (lined with hunting blinds, with cattle grazing in the distance). At this point, I was still 1 km from the point ‘as the crow flies’, and about 170 meters lower in elevation. Continuing on foot, however, I was able to continue to follow the path as it ‘switch-backed’ up a forested hill, joining the wide dirt road that I had hoped to find in the first place.

About 200 meters from the point, I left the dirt road, and hiked steeply up the hill to the south, towards the point. Shortly before reaching the point, I was surprised to find a narrow ridge-top dirt path that passes just 40 m from the point (this path, however, does not seem to intersect the dirt road).

The confluence point itself lies in the forest, just on the far (southern) side of a ridge. My total hike was about 2 km each way (with about 170 m elevation gain/loss). As I noted earlier, you could avoid most of this hiking by finding the correct dirt road.


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#1: View North (towards the top of the ridge)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies in a forest, near a ridgetop
#6: All zeros!
#7: A hunting blind in a field about 1 km (2 km on foot) from the point
#8: A pretty church in the small town of Hafnerberg, visited en route
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