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Canada : British Columbia

11.2 km (7.0 miles) S of Blucher Hall, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1589 m (5213 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 60°E

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#2: Can't get much closer. ;) #3: Looking east. #4: Looking south. #5: CD that the previous visitor (Camille B. Villeneuve) left behind. #6: Stick marks the spot.

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  51°N 120°W (visit #3)  

#1: Looking west.

(visited by Mike B and Ed Benoit)

06-Oct-2002 -- This confluence was the closest we could find to Kelowna that had not been successfully visited when we set out early (5:00am) Sunday morning. It was a 4 hour drive to get to our destination, some of which was on some pretty interesting (read: narrow, unmaintained) roads.

Once we got there we unloaded the ATV's and it wasn't long before we were within 500meters of the confluence. We decided to try and circle the confluence staying on the logging road to see how close we could get in an attempt to minimize the hiking distance. We only managed to save about 100meters, but we would later find out it was well worth it.

The hike wasn't easy, the trees were quite thick and many were laying on the ground, sometimes our feet wouldn't touch the ground for 50 feet at a time, as we could only walk on the tops of the fallen trees. It also didn't help that our GPS would only get readings every few minutes (and only if we held it up really high), so we ended hiking in the wrong direction for several hundred meters at one point.

We discovered that the confluence was just at the top of a very steep hill, and luckily once we managed to get to the top, the GPS snagged about 4 satellite signals and led us straight to the confluence. As you can see from Pic #2, we managed to get right on top of it.

Thinking we were the first to successfully visit this confluence, we turned around and discovered the CD that Camille B. Villeneuve left behind, we knew someone else got to it first. So once we returned home, I checked confluence.org and sure enough, Camille had posted his narrative. ;)


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#1: Looking west.
#2: Can't get much closer. ;)
#3: Looking east.
#4: Looking south.
#5: CD that the previous visitor (Camille B. Villeneuve) left behind.
#6: Stick marks the spot.
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