During August 2003 I drove through British Columbia and into the
Northwest Territories on a combined confluence hunting and sightseeing trip.
I started close to 49°N and went as far North as 61°N, covered
6,200 kilometers (3,850 miles), did 7 successful confluence visits, and
had another 12 confluences that are incomplete. I made
a map that shows the route,
and the confluences in the order they were done, with the successful ones
shown with black markers. The incomplete visits are a mix of actual attempts
and situations where I drove somewhat close to the confluence, and included
a 'visit' as a way to document the confluence location for future visitors.
The first confluence on the trip was
12-Aug-2003 -- After concluding my visit to
53°N 122°W I drove back to Highway 97,
and headed north to Prince George. North of the city I turned west off Highway
97 onto Chief Lake Road.
There is a fairly new "logging road" that heads south from Chief Lake Road,
almost exactly at 123°W. I drove down this road and parked at the
closest point to the confluence, which was 569 meters away.
Getting to the confluence was fairly easy, with a couple of detours caused
by terrain and streams. I did notice what appeared to be a swampy area to
the south of the path I took, which might cause problems if the confluence
was approached from a different direction.
I left my parking spot at 6:45PM, drove back to Highway 97, and headed north.
I found a spot to camp off of the Findlay Forest Service Road, which leaves
Highway 97 north of 55°N.
The next confluence on this trip was