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Canada : Northwest Territories

45.3 km (28.1 miles) SSE of Inuvik, NT, Canada
Approx. altitude: 209 m (685 ft)
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Antipode: 68°S 47°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View to the east (true) #3: View to the south #4: View to the west #5: It was zeroed at first, but when I took the picture it went jumping a bit #6: I didn't take an aerial, here Inuvik airport and Inuvik just on the left from the south

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  68°N 133°W (secondary) 

#1: View to the north

(visited by Stefan)

08-Jun-2012 -- This is my first visit to a confluence. I have heard from this site years ago and once in a while thought about it, but never actually took the time to take some pictures. Since I'm a helicopter pilot in Canada I'm constantly flying in regions no man has ever set foot on and paying a visit to a confluence is just a matter of landing there and taking a few pictures when in the area anyway.

A day earlier I tried 123°W 63°N which is in a beautiful mountain range, but was unfortunately on the side of a steep slope in a narrow valley where landing wasn't possible and hiking there would have taken too long. Besides it wouldn't have yielded nice pictures with mountain slopes all around. A near summit would have given spectacular pics.

133°W 68°N was practically on my way from Norman Wells to Inuvik and I saw it was close to a lake which promised the possibility of a close landing, since the shores of lakes often have some muskeg with no trees. The surrounding country is all trees or lakes.

I landed in an open spot on muskeg and ran over to the point, which unfortunately is all in trees, so the photos aren't very interesting. To the southeast you can see Caribou Lake through the trees. It is a larger lake and had still lots of ice on it. At this time the sun doesn't set any more and it is day around the clock. It was also very sunny and warm, 24°C.

The point isn't even that remote since it is only about 20 km east of the Dempster Highway and you could go there by snowmobile in winter.


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#1: View to the north
#2: View to the east (true)
#3: View to the south
#4: View to the west
#5: It was zeroed at first, but when I took the picture it went jumping a bit
#6: I didn't take an aerial, here Inuvik airport and Inuvik just on the left from the south
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