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Mexico : Nuevo León

9.1 km (5.7 miles) WSW of El Infiernillo, Nuevo León, Mexico
Approx. altitude: 564 m (1850 ft)
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Antipode: 26°S 80°E

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(visited by ignacio martinez)

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14-Mar-2004 -- Sunday. We previously overlooked at this confluence provided it was close to Monterrey, so we assumed it was going to be dense with private properties, not quite.

We drove from Saltillo to Monterrey, 20 minutes past the airport, continued to Marin city and next to Higueras town: a peaceful, yet modern well kept tiny town. At the “police station” we asked for “San Jose” ranch (4km NNE from Higueras) my closest access point, but after a while browsing at the map (the topographic one) they said that ranch was no longer there, but the road is. I promised to give away (and did) my map for mine (topo in color) was better than theirs.

The dirt road past the Camajan river bank is well kept. We stop the pickup, about 300m from the confluence, from there, the zigzig walk was easy but had to disperse a bunch of cows first, horns is not equal to bulls (bulls are kept in stone wall corrals).

The GPS-Zeroes dance was not long but silly, provided the confluence was right within a young “huizache” tree. Height reported was 551 meters a.s.l. On the way back we drove via Zuazua, through Marin was faster.

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Domingo, 14 de Marzo del 2004 Habiamos desechado esta confluencia porque esta cerca de Monterrey y pensamos que habria muchas propiedades privadas como para molestarse y no fue el caso. Fuimos de Saltillo a Monterrey y 20 minutos despues del aeropuerto continuamos a Marin y luego a Higueras que es un pueblo limpio, moderno y de ambiente agradable. En la estacion de policia preguntamos por el rancho San Jose, pero despues de un rato los policias confirmaron que ese rancho ya no existia, pero el camino si.

La terraceria esta en buen estado, aun despues del rio Camajan. Paramos la pickup a 300m de la confluencia, de alli la caminata fue sencilla pero hubo que despejar a unas vacas. Mis hijos ven cuernos y piensan en toros de lidia (eso pasa cuando los llevas a ver toros y le pegan un susto al torero). La danza de los ceros no fue larga pero si algo tonta porque la confluencia estaba justo dentro de un arbusto de huizache. La altura es de 551 msnmm. Nos regresamos por Zuazua pero fue mas lento.


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