03-Jun-2016 -- This is the first out of 3 reports reaching confluence points in Southern Norway.
Cycling in combination with confluencing is my favourite travel method. I used an extended weekend for a cycling trip in Norway. On Thursday after work I flew from Zurich to Oslo, unboxed my bicycle and started cycling directly from the airport towards this confluence point. I crossed the Glomma River at Årnes and continued on forest tracks directly heading to my goal. At 11:30 PM I decided to camp even though it was still daylight.
The next morning, I passed by a small place called
Mangen and reached the closest point to a road that was 600 m straight south of the confluence point. I abandoned my bicycle and hiked along a yellow marked footpath to the confluence. The ground was still soaking wet from the melted snow, wetting my shoes. The weather was absolutely fantastic – if not even too hot: later in the day it got 30° C.
The former clear cut from logging operations two decades ago is becoming healed: the trees around the confluence are on their way. At the confluence, the former signpost is meanwhile gone, only the stick remains.
After the visit I rode to Tobol where I hit the main road. The rest of the day I cycled northwards along the Glomma River.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 2000 m
- Distance to a track: 600 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 600 m
- Time to reach the CP from bike parking: 20 minutes
- Time at the CP: 10:00 AM
- Measured height: 336 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: slightly hilly
- Vegetation: young conifer forest
- Weather: sunny, 25° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Unexpected Heat Confluence
The story continues at 61°N 12°E.