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Canada : Ontario

5.2 km (3.2 miles) NNW of Nolans Corners, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 140 m (459 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 104°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: A hunter's cabin, about 530m north of the confluence point

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#1: The confluence point lies in a slightly boggy section of forest

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Jul-2014 -- This was one of the few confluence points that I wasn't particularly looking forward to hiking to, because I knew (from looking at satellite imagery and reading the reports from previous visitors) that it was located in a swampy section of forest, and therefore I was sure to be ravaged by insects as I hiked to and from the point. So, before setting out on my hike, I made sure to dress in long clothing, and spread insect repellent on my remaining exposed skin: my hands and face. Unfortunately, though, I didn't wear a hat, so my hair got constantly attacked by biting flies during my hike. Nonetheless, because it was a cool, overcast and drizzly day, the insects weren't quite as bad as I'd feared.

My starting point was the same as that used by Gwyn Jones and Tom Charlton in 2005: The path off Pinery Lane, at [45.01180,-75.99824]. Shortly after starting down this path, I encountered a junction, at [45.01043,-75.99660]. Jones and Charlton turned right here, but I continued left, thinking that it would be a better route. This was the wrong choice, and I ended up having to do a little extra bushwhacking. So, for future visitors: When you get to [45.01043,-75.99660], turn right. Continuing on this path, you'll eventually pass just 160 metres west of the confluence point, leaving you with just a little bushwhacking. (About 530 metres north of the confluence point - at [45.00470,-75.99967] - I saw a small hunter's cabin beside the trail. This is probably the same cabin noted by Artem Frolov et al during their August 2006 visit.)

As expected, the confluence point lay in a (slightly) swampy section of forest.


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#1: The confluence point lies in a slightly boggy section of forest
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: A hunter's cabin, about 530m north of the confluence point
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