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STAGE 4

4
01-02/12/2017 - 07H30 • 9H30
68,4 Km
OCUCAJE / BARLOVENTO
32H00
 
START 1ST GROUP 07H30
START 2ND GROUP 09H30
 
CLOSURE
CP1 : 11H30 (+04H00)
CP2 : 16H00 (+08H30)
CP3 : 19H30 (+12H00)
CP4 :  23H00 (+15H30)
CP5 : 06H45 (+23H15)
CP6 : 12H45 (+29H15)
DEPARTURE MAX
03H00 - 02/12
08H45 - 02/12
CLOSURE
CP1 : 11H30 (+02H00)
CP2 : 16H00 (+06H30)
CP3 : 19H30 (+10H00)
CP4 : 23H00 (+13H30)
CP5 : 06H45 (+21H15)
CP6 : 12H45 (+27H15)
DEPARTURE MAX
03H00 - 02/12
08H45 - 02/12
K 0
Head N (351°) until CP1. Sandy undulated terrain. Dunes to your right.
K 5,3
Similar terrain. Dunes on both sides.
K 11
Much more undulated terrain.
K 12,5
CP1. Same course on the round-shaped dunes.
K 15,4
Enter the dune field. Follow course 315° until K 18.8 to go around the protected archaeological area.
K 18,8
Change of direction. Follow course 235° to cross the dunes while avoiding the protected archaeological area.
K 22,2
CP2. Go along the dunes to the right until CP3. Direction of WSW (243°)
K 32,2
CP3. Crossing of scattered small dunes.
K 32,7
Sandy descent.
K 34,6
General direction of SW (225°). Succession of ascents and descents. Terrain with few stones.
K 38,9
Relief to your left. Valley covered with small grey stones.
K 42
CP4. Continue in the direction of SW (215°) until CP5. Somewhat undulated.
K 48,3
End of the valley. Sandy hilltop. Descent.
K 50,2
Long sandy descent (30% slope) until CP5. View to the ocean.
K 51,1
CP5 next to the PACIFIC OCEAN. Go along the ocean in the direction of WNW(298°).
K 57
Sandy ascent with a slope of more than 12%.
K 59
Mound to your left, followed by a second one, still in the ascent.
K 61,7
CP6. STRICTLY follow the signs that go around the ornithological reserve located to your left.
K 64
The slope of the sandy descent increases (-10%). Stay on the course!
K 66,4
Turn left towards the bivouac.
K 68,4
Arrival at B4 next to the PACIFIC OCEAN.

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