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Argentina : Buenos Aires

12.1 km (7.5 miles) ENE of Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 55 m (180 ft)
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Antipode: 34°N 120°E

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#2: Vista Norte / North View #3: Vista Este / East View #4: Vista Oeste / West View #5: GPS #6: Grupo Path4x4.com

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  34°S 60°W (visit #1)  

#1: Vista Sur / South View

(visited by Juan Azcue, Alejandro Roldan, Federico Flugel, Pablo Opacak, Alejandro Jausoro, Gabriel Jausoro, Arturo Molina, Gonzalo Molina and Marcelo Velasco)

English

09-Jul-2002 -- Hora/Time: 10.30 AM. Altura/Height: 72 mts.

Pertenecemos a un grupo de amigos que practicamos off-road y nos nucleamos en un board en el site www.path4x4.com. Somos amantes de recorrer nuestro país, descubriendo lugares fascinantes y poco explorados.

El grupo tomo contacto con el CONFLUENCE PROJECT, y nos fuimos a descubrir uno de los puntos.

Teníamos un hermoso y soleado 9 de Julio, día de la Independencia Argentina, para recorrer parte de la Pampa Argentina.

Es una zona agrícola y ganadera, una de las regiones mas ricas de nuestro país. El terreno es llano, del tipo pradera, intensiva en cultivos de soja, maíz y trigo, con pasturas naturales para la cría de ganado vacuno. No tiene bosques naturales y si se ven montes de eucaliptos usados como corta vientos. Tiene muchos caminos vecinales y los terrenos están alambrados en todo su perímetro, para contener al ganado. Este es el panorama con que nos encontramos.

Antes de salir verificamos las cartas del IGM, y observamos que muy cerca de allí, sobre la ruta 191, había 2 referencias : La primera el hito IGM 53, que es un punto trigonométrico, con forma de doble torre de acero, que se eleva unos 25 metros y el otro el IGM N(69) P.F.34 que marca la altitud de la zona. El punto trigonométrico estaba a unos 1500 metros de la ruta y solo hicimos contacto visual. El segundo tuvimos que buscarlo, ya que estaba dentro de un campo y solo se eleva 0,40 m del suelo. Sus coordenadas : 34º 1,783´ S y 50º 59,233´ W medidos en WGS84 y con una precisión EPE 3,1 La altura medida con dos instrumentos nos dio 59 y 67 metros respectivamente.

Para llegar al punto de confluencia recorrimos unos 10 Km. por caminos de tierra. El mismo se encontraba a 800 metros del camino, sobre un campo donde recientemente se había cosechado maíz.

Tomamos las fotos de rigor, y brindamos con Champagne.

Era nuestro primer punto, aunque no seria el ultimo de la jornada. Habíamos recorrido 198 Km. desde el centro de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

English

We belong to a group of friends who are keen on practicing off-road driving. We communicate with each other by means of messages in the site www.path4x4.com. We love traveling though our country, discovering unexplored and beautiful new places.

The group got in touch with the CONFLUENCE PROJECT, and immediately decided to begin the quest for one confluences located inside our country.

It was a beautiful day, July 9th, Argentina’s Independence Day; day in which we decided to begin our quest.

The spot is placed in an agricultural, cattle raising area; one of Argentina’s richest regions. The area is flat, meadow like, with lots of corn, soya and wheat cultivation fields. This area doesn’t contain any natural woods, although there are some hills covered with cultivated high trees used to stop the wind. The fields are fenced all around, in order to hold the cattle in place, and there are lots of small roads in between them.

Before starting out trip, we checked the IGM cards, and noticed that very close from where we were, in route 191, there where two references: The first one was the IGM 53 mark, a trigonometric spot, with the shape of a double metal tower of 25 meters of height. The second one was the IGM N(69) P.F.34 mark, that shows the height of the region.

The first trigonometric spot was located at about 1500 meters away from the route, and due to the fences we were only able to establish visual contact with it. The second one was harder to find, as it is placed inside a field, and is elevated only 0.40 meters from the ground. It’s coordinates are : 34º 1,783´ S and 50º 59,233´ W measured in WGS84 with a precision of EPE 3,1. The height, which was measured with two different devices, is of 59 meters and 67 meters respectively.

In order to reach the confluence spot we had to travel for 10 km through dirt roads. The spot was at 800 meters from the road, inside a field in which corn had been recently harvested.

We took the corresponding pictures, and celebrated with a glass of Champagne.

It was the first spot we had discovered, but not the last we would have discovered at the end of the day.

In order to get there, we had traveled 198 km away from Buenos Aires downtown.


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#1: Vista Sur / South View
#2: Vista Norte / North View
#3: Vista Este / East View
#4: Vista Oeste / West View
#5: GPS
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