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Canada : Alberta

1.0 km (0.6 miles) N of Arvilla, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 718 m (2355 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 54°S 66°E

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#2: Looking east #3: Looking south #4: Looking west

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  54°N 114°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Looking north.  Confluence in right centre (pasture)

(visited by Tom Goddard)

10-Jan-2001 -- I was going to the mighty Peace River region in northwestern Alberta to give a couple of talks and decided to drive since it was a nice sunny winter day (this province is known as "Sunny Alberta"). Since the 54N 114W confluence was only a few kilometers west of the highway I was driving north on and I was in the middle of a farming area (good road access) I figured I had time for a quick visit. Near the confluence there was a road approach I could pull over on to take pictures. All pictures were taken while I was standing on the roof of my truck.

The coordinates on my Garmin III were N53-59-57.1deg, W114-00-06.9deg. That makes me about 84m south and 130m west of where the confluence is (ignoring GPS error). Thus the confluence is in the centre right of picture number 1 which is looking north. If I was standing in the pasture instead of my truck roof you would not have such a nice view of countryside! The elevation displayed on the GPS was 723m.

Picture #3 is looking south. Note the old "hip roof" barn. They don't make them like that anymore.

The foreground in picture #4 contains a compressor station. Alberta has lots of oil and gas so we have lots of seismic survey "cut lines" through the forested areas, well sites, compressor stations to move the oil and gas and refineries.


 All pictures
#1: Looking north. Confluence in right centre (pasture)
#2: Looking east
#3: Looking south
#4: Looking west
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