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Canada : Manitoba

2.6 km (1.6 miles) NE of East Saint Paul, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 233 m (764 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 83°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: 50-97 looking north #3: 50-97 looking south #4: 50-97 looking east #5: 50-97 on Etrex

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  50°N 97°W (visit #1)  

#1: 50-97 looking west

(visited by Greg Brezinski)

12-Jun-2001 -- This confluence is located in a residential area near Birds Hill Park just northeast of Winnipeg. This is primarily a grassland area near the Red River (which runs from the US north to Lake Winnipeg) which is approximately 2.8km to the west. I was able to drive to roughly 100m east of the confluence.

A friendly gentleman in his backyard who was tending a large garlic and onion bed invited me to walk around and pinpoint the confluence at my leisure. I understood from talking to him that another group had been to the confluence just 2 days previous and they were kind enough to stake the confluence for him. He was not sure why we were appearing in his backyard so I left a copy of the letter to landowner with him.

The first picture is a view to the west, the second a view to the north, the third to the south and the fourth a view to the east. The final picture shows my Etrex and while it does not indicate a specific location by coordinate, it does show that I was .38M from the confluence which I had programmed in previously. This was my first visit to a confluence and accordingly this is my first submission as well.


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#1: 50-97 looking west
#2: 50-97 looking north
#3: 50-97 looking south
#4: 50-97 looking east
#5: 50-97 on Etrex
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