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Canada : British Columbia

14.0 km (8.7 miles) S of Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 902 m (2959 ft)
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Antipode: 55°S 59°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: East #3: West #4: South #5: GPS #6: Moose beside Highway 29 #7: Moose on Highway 29

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  55°N 121°W (visit #3)  

#1: North

(visited by Dave Patton and Len Board)

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 52°N 121°W.

13-Aug-2003 -- Yesterday, after concluding my visit to 54°N 123°W I had camped off of the Findlay Forest Service Road, which leaves Highway 97 north of 55°N. Today I continued north on Highway 97 to Chetwynd, and then south on Highway 29 towards Tumbler Ridge, where I took some photos of a moose beside the highway.

From Tumbler Ridge, I drove south on Highway 52 to the closed Quintette Coal Mine. Prior to my trip, I had contacted Kevin, who did the second visit to this confluence, as he works at the mine. He had kindly arranged for a fellow mine worker, Len, to take me to the confluence, as Kevin doesn't work at the minesite every day.

At the mine's security office, they contacted Len, who then drove me from the main gate through the minesite to an area near the confluence. You can see the truck in the North photo. As the confluence was on the side of a "large pile of coarse refuse", the South photo isn't very interesting.

Luckily, it turned out that Kevin's schedule had required him to be at the minesite that afternoon, and he came and met us just as we were leaving the confluence area, so I was able to thank him again for arranging the access. Also, thanks to Len for being the "tour guide".

The next confluence on this trip was 55°N 120°W.


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: West
#4: South
#5: GPS
#6: Moose beside Highway 29
#7: Moose on Highway 29
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