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Canada : Québec

2.6 km (1.6 miles) SSE of Rockburn, QC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 184 m (603 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 106°E

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS reading at the Confluence #3: The path leading almost all the way #4: The Moonshine shack #5: Lots of bottles

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#1: The Confluence

(visited by Max Davies)

01-Sep-2001 -- I was happy to find my first confluence search attempt particularly easy. It just so happens that this one is right near the border between Canada and the United States, so I envisaged myself backpacking through the forest towards the border with wary eyes watching me, but nothing so exciting happened. Instead it was a pleasant one hour drive from my home through small pretty country-side towns that I hadn't even heard of before despite their proximity.

Within a kilometre of the goal it became apparent that the confluence was on private property, but the owner was right out front chopping wood so I chatted with him for a while and received his permission. He directed me to an unkempt road of sorts heading south, which got me to within 0.4 km before I had to abandon the car and continue on foot, but even then there was a nice trail making the walking easy.

At the border I found an abandoned collapsing shed which I guessed had once been used for Moonshining due to it's unique location and as evidenced by a large pile of old bottles. From there it was only a hundred meters or so through the bush to the East to find the confluence.

On the way home I stopped in one of those pretty little towns for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at how nice everyone was.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: GPS reading at the Confluence
#3: The path leading almost all the way
#4: The Moonshine shack
#5: Lots of bottles
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
The borderline with the U.S. is running about 370 m south of the Confluence.