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Canada : British Columbia

26.3 km (16.3 miles) SW of Taylor, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 885 m (2903 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 56°S 59°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: From the confluence looking North #3: From the confluence looking East #4: From the confluence looking South #5: From the confluence looking West #6: From the confluence looking up #7: GPS Shot #8: A black bear near the confluence.

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  56°N 121°W  

#1: The general area

(visited by Tyler Schwartz and Christine Messer)

17-May-2003 -- This CP is accessed via Chetwynd, BC - (about 13 hours north of Vancouver BC). This was our first confluence, and based on the map, it was supposed to be right in the middle of a logging road about an hour off the highway.

GPS in hand, we managed to follow the dirt road (Septimus Creek Road) until we were within 160m of the CP. By this time it was around 7:30pm and the sun was starting to get low in the sky. After a short 3 minute walk, we were within 10m. It was at that point that the GPS lost its signal... After a few minutes of waiting, we walked back to the truck and changed the batteries in hopes of greater success. This didn't help, but once the satellites were no longer in a straight line with each other, we were back in business!

Our second visit was more successful - the only battle was in trying to get a picture of the GPS showing the exact coordinates (this was achieved only after "chasing" the confluence around a 5m radius counter-clockwise circle many times, giving up, and waiting for the point to come circling through us again). Finally however, the picture was taken.

The final shot shows a black bear that we saw as were were driving back to our campsite from the CP. Don't know where the mom was, but we didn't stay to find out!


 All pictures
#1: The general area
#2: From the confluence looking North
#3: From the confluence looking East
#4: From the confluence looking South
#5: From the confluence looking West
#6: From the confluence looking up
#7: GPS Shot
#8: A black bear near the confluence.
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