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Poland : Dolnośląskie

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Muchówek, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 403 m (1322 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 164°W

Accuracy: 300 m (984 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: I had only maps to guide me #3: plastic green tubes to the right #4: View west #5: Fork from a distance #6: View east

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  51°N 16°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Fork at which I think is the confluence

(visited by Grzegorz Chyla, Dagmara Polañska and Chewie the Dog)

03-Jun-2001 --

We spent a weekend in Szklarska Poreba, at the foothills of Karkonosze Mountains. Weather was awfull, it was raining every half an hour, we only managed to drive to Jakuszyce and cross the border to buy some Pilzner Beer and Tuzemski Rum and to taste some Czech cuisine (fried cheese - Syr Smazuny). On Sunday we decided to divert from Szklarska Poreba - Jelenia Gora - Wroclaw road and finally mark the confluence.

We entered Kaczawskie Mountains, by a twisty road reached village Muchow. Unfortunately my GPS device is broken so I had only maps to rely on. Just past a creek I parked our car on a forrest road leading south. We crossed a clearing, walked several hundred meters through a forrest and begun searching for characteristic points. The confluence was supposed to be on the road, just before a next clearing (to the left) and a hill (to the right). About a kilometer from the tarmac road I said it was here. There was a small hill to the right and a young forrest to the left. I thought it grew since the map was updated. Just past a group of yellow plastic tubes (I think they are feromone traps) there is a road fork. I did not search further on. I am very curious to know where actually is the confluence. I think in worst case it is 100 meters further on, on the road.

Our way home run through a very interesting area if Landscape Conservation Area Chelmy. Again, weather was not cooperating. We drove into middle of Muchow, saw a sign directing right to 'Mysliborz Gorge', about a kilometre later we passed along a very interesting hill 'Czarcia Skala' (Devils's Rock), through which runs a touristic route 'Of Extinct Vulcanos'. Soon we rached the end of Kaczawskie Mountains, and saw a splendid view to flat terrains ahead. We had problems to find way through Jawor town and (tap tap tap) through a so called 'autoroute' (tap tap tap), built in 1930s of concrete plates (tap tap tap) and in some places (tap tap tap) not renovated since then, we reached (tap tap tap) Wroclaw.

Now there was just one confluence left unvisited in Poland: n52 e018 (it was finally visited on July 7th).

Weekend spedzilismy w Szklarskiej Porebie, u podnozy Karkonoszy. Pogoda byla fatalna, co chwile padalo, udalo nam sie tylko dojechac do Jakuszyc i przejsc granice po Pilznera i Tuzemski Rum a takze aby sprobowac czeskiej kuchni (syr smazuny). W niedziele postanowilismy odbic z drogi Szklarska Poreba - Jelenia Gora - Wroclaw i wreszcie zaliczyc przeciecie N51 E17. Wjechalismy w Gory Kaczawskie. Kreta droga dojechalismy do wioski Muchow. Niestety moj GPS jest zepsuty, nie udalo mi sie pozyczyc innego, przez co bylem skazany na mapy. Tuz za strumykiem w zaparkowalismy samochod na poczatku lesnej drogi wiodacej na poludnie, w strone przeciecia. Przeszlismy polane, potem kilkaset metrow przez las i zaczelismy szukac punktow charakterystycznych. Przeciecie mialo byc na drodze, tuz przed nastepna polana (po lewej) i nieznacznym wzniesieniem (po prawej). Okolo kilometra od drogi stwierdzilem, ze to juz tu. Po prawej bylo niewielkie wzniesienie, po lewej wyrosniety mlodnik (stwierdzilem, ze zdazyl urosnac od kiedy aktualizowano mape). Tuz za grupa zielonych plastikowych rur porozstawianych po lesie (przypuszczam, ze to pulapki feromonowe na szkodniki) jest niewyrazne rozwidlenie. Dalej nie szukalem. Bardzo mnie ciekawi, gdzie jest naprawde przeciecie. Przypuszczam, ze w najgorszym razie jest ono 100 metrow dalej, na drodze. Dalsza droga przebiegala przed bardzo ciekawe tereny Parku Krajobrazoweg Chelmy. Niestety pogoda nie zachecala do zatrzymywania sie i zwiedzania. Jadac dalej droga dojechalismy do srodka Muchowa, tam w prawo kusil drogowskaz 'Wawoz Mysliborski', kilometr dalej po lewej stonie minelismy ciekawe wzniesienie (Czarcia Skala), przez ktore przebiega turystyczny 'Szlak Wygaslych Wulkanow'. Wkrotce dojechalismy do koñca Pogorza Kaczawskiego, przed nami zobaczylismy rozlegly widok na zaczynajaca sie tutaj rownine. Z trudem znale¼lismy przejazd przez Jawor i (tuk tuk tuk) 'autostrada' (tuk tuk tuk) dojechalismy (tuk tuk tuk) do Wroclawia.

W Polsce pozosta³o ju¿ tylko jedno przeciecie n52 e018 (zosta³o zaliczone 7 lipca).


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#1: Fork at which I think is the confluence
#2: I had only maps to guide me
#3: plastic green tubes to the right
#4: View west
#5: Fork from a distance
#6: View east
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  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
14-Jan-13  06-Jan-13  Hansen Ohnesorge  yes  pending