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Germany : Baden-Württemberg

1.4 km (0.9 miles) W of Sachsenheim-Hohenhaslach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 356 m (1167 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 171°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Ride towards CP: short break #3: Hohenhaslach and the confluence hill (left) #4: Trail towards CP #5: GPS reading #6: South-East from the CP #7: South-West from the CP #8: Ground Cover at the CP #9: Neckar river valley near Hessigheim

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  49°N 9°E (visit #5)  

#1: CP, direction North-East

(visited by Heinz-Werner Goetz)

16-May-2004 -- This confluence trip was made on a beautiful late spring sunday.

After about 150 kilometers by motorbike on narrow roads across the Schwäbische Alb, driving past Castle Teck at the Albtrauf, the village of Holzmaden (with the famous Hauff Museum of the Prehistoric World with its 180 million years old fossils), across the Remstal (famous vinicultural region), I finally reached the small village of Hohenhaslach.

Not far west from there, in a hilly area along the south-west side of the L1110 road, the confluence point was supposed to be hidden.

Having left the bike at a parking site in about 650 metres distance from the CP, a hiking trail marked by a blue cross on white ground took me almost straight up the hill.

I found the CP located some 50 metres away from a presentation board.

As the exact CP lies on a small acclivity and because the area is covered by trees which bear lots of leaves by now in late spring, I could not get a complete zero reading of the GPS receiver.

After the descent I spontaneously celebrated the successful confluence hunt with a short one-man tailgate party (some fruit and water I had brought along in the topcase of my bike) at the parking site.

Shortly after, I started my way home, which led me through the beautiful vineyard landscape along the Neckar river valley near Hessigheim and Mundelsheim and was only interrupted for a delicious iced coffee in an italian ice cream parlour.


 All pictures
#1: CP, direction North-East
#2: Ride towards CP: short break
#3: Hohenhaslach and the confluence hill (left)
#4: Trail towards CP
#5: GPS reading
#6: South-East from the CP
#7: South-West from the CP
#8: Ground Cover at the CP
#9: Neckar river valley near Hessigheim
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