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Canada : Alberta

12.4 km (7.7 miles) S of Standard, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 875 m (2870 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 67°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: GPS #6: Farmed Bison

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  51°N 113°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: West from the confluence - Sunset

(visited by David Coombs and Kate Johnson)

19-Feb-2010 -- After visiting 52N 113W we drove south to Drumheller. This town is not at its most attractive in the Alberta winter. It is situated in the badlands, in the Red Deer river valley. But Drumheller has a claim to fame - the rich load of dinosaur fossils discovered in the valley sides. There are dinosaurs at every street corner and the town tourist information centre boasts the worlds largest dinosaur - if you pay a small fee you can climb up inside and probably look out through its eyes. There is also a world class museum of paleontology with a fine collection of fossils and interpretive exhibits.

South from Drumheller on the 56 to Hussar and then west on the 561 and south on a section road leads easily to a gate 300 metres from the point. We walked across the open land as sunset approached and found the point with no difficulty. From here we headed back to the 561 and west to Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway.


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#1: West from the confluence - Sunset
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: GPS
#6: Farmed Bison
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