This is cool
Wow. MapCrunch has a really good marketing team.
I got dropped in the middle of a forest on a thin road. It almost seemed like a bike path, at first. If I had to guess, I'm in northern Minnesota/Wisconsin, or maybe Finland...
I think I'm in Poland or the Czech, judging by the road sign I saw.
I'm out of the woods and I've passed a few small cottages. It's opening up into grassy fields with patches of trees and undergrowth. There's a nice herd of brown cattle on the left.
All in one post so it is readable:
I'm in the middle of a desert on a dirt road. The road stretches horizon to horizon in each direction and it is very flat. In the very distance I can see mountains in every direction. Big, dry, brown mountains. There are power lines on poles along the road and these are the only signs of civilization. There are no phone, data or cable wires on the poles; just power lines. The poles look a little different than in the US. I'm thinking maybe the Peruvian high desert? Right or left are the only choices and they look identical. I pick right.
I walk forever and nothing changes. The mountains never get closer. After many many miles there is another power line joining the one by the road. These lines stretch out into the desert to the right and disappears over the horizon. I keep following the road.
I walk for many more miles. Twice I pass small shack size masonry structures with dirt floors made from local rocks. I keep following the road
Eventually I come to some signs of civilization. 5 Small buildings and a soccer field smoothed out of the desert. Definitely not the US. There is a T intersection in the road with another road comming in from the left... and a sign.
To the left : Quera 6
Strait: Abra Latte 7
Strait: Agua de Castilla 14
Spanish. Definitly south America I stay strait. Agua, Water means more civilization
In Agua de Castilla I find a sign pointing telling me it is 47km to ruta 52. I'm thinking that will be a paved road.
Ruta 52 is paved and I find a sign telling me I am in the Northern Providence of Argentina.
80 km to Jujuy. Looks like an actual city
80km of annoying switch backs crossing the Andes... Once I summit the views get nicer. There is a little green in the world
Jujuy is a Big city... at least it is big to explore with a mapping program... I try sticking to the highway. Looking for signs for an Airport. This takes forever.
Palpala Aeropuerto Rutas 66 1
Palpala here I come!
On Ruta 66 I found a sign that said:
Accesso A Terminal
And I got excited... It was a bus terminal. I no airport yet.
I hit Palpala in way less than 28km. Palpala Airport is not in Palpala proper
How the fuck does the highway split into two roads going in two directions but they are both Ruta 66?!?!
Sign for Aeropuerto Dr H. Guzman. Don't know what happened to Palpala Airport. Don't care.
100yds latter there is an exit with Airport Entrance. This is close as I get with street view. Entrance says Aeropuerto International Jujuy. Don't know what the fuck is with that... Jujuy is like 30km behind me but I do not care. I won, it's an airport and an international one at that.
Northern Argentina is ugly. Crossing the mountains was nice.
Here is a map of my route
184 KM total.
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I moved this post to the newly created /s/MapCrunch
Can't wait to read new posts.
Sounds like fun saved I'll try it later
Direct the group to a randomly chosen GPS location and see if we can figure out as a group how to get back.
Maybe more feasible after we get a different chat system in place that prevents us from talking over each other.
I like this idea!
@pmyb2, can you check with Funky if she wants to be the host and pick a location?
We could do that on Saturdays/Sundays
When I was younger we used to call that, "Friday night."
"Sunday morning" when you wake up and try to figure out where you are. 😂
See? I'm even confused just talking about it!