21-Sep-2016 -- I had come to Salzburg to spend a few days with Michael and obviously a confluence visit was on the list of things to do.
I would have liked to visit 47N 13E, which is the only Austrian CP that Michael has not done, but the weather forecast predicted some rain and snow above 1900 metres. This would mean that the CP visit would involve the additional hazard of snow which we decided was was too risky and I did not want to drive all that way, hike up the private road for an hour and a half only to find the CP was not safely reachable. So what to do instead?
Let's go back to the beginning and visit 48N 13E.
This had been our first CP visit in 2004, and I had also visited the point with Paul in 2007. We left our location in the South of Salzburg with the satnav programmed for the CP
location. 35 minutes later we were there. We parked the car by one of the farm houses after asking permission, and had an easy walk along the tarmac road and the last 140 metres or so across the grass field.
We took the usual photos, including one of another visitor - see photos, and returned to the car, the whole visit having taken less than 15 minutes. In the distance towards the South we could see a strange looking tower which we decided to visit - checking on the internet we found it was the Austro Control
Radar on the Haunsberg. We programmed the satnav again and tried to drive there. We got to within 5 minutes by car before there was a no entry sign
along the road we needed to follow. I would have walked but the youth of today has either bad legs or is too lazy. I wonder which one it is?!