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Canada : British Columbia

35.3 km (21.9 miles) SSW of Fontas, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 697 m (2286 ft)
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Antipode: 58°S 58°E

Accuracy: 43.7 km (27.2 mi)
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#2: View from Alaska Highway, north of Buckinghorse River #3: View from Alaska Highway, north of Buckinghorse River #4: Landsat-7 satellite image (August, 2001)

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  58°N 122°W (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: The start of the 'road'

(visited by Dave Patton)

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.

15-Aug-2003 -- After my incomplete visit to 57°N 123°W I drove back along the 192 Road, and then north along the Alaska Highway (Highway 97). Just north of Buckinghorse River I pulled over to take a couple of photos of the view.

I knew that the confluence was located southeast of the Klua Lakes Protected Area. I had a map that indicated there was a road that went from the highway, north of the lakes, and then southeast, and I was hoping to be able to use this road to try and get close to the confluence.

North of 58°N (waypoint 044) I stopped at Prophet River, and when I asked about the road, I was told that I was probably a winter-only road. Further north along the highway I did find the road (waypoint 045), but it's clearly not intended to be driven by vehicles, at least not in the summer, as the road is separated from the area beside the highway by a ditch about 8 feet deep.

At this point the confluence is over 43 kilometers away. If the road does go to the general area of the confluence, then perhaps using an ATV is an option, or else maybe a snowmobile in the winter. The Parks website indicates that roads in the area are designated as winter use only.

The next confluence on this trip was 59°N 121°W.


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#1: The start of the 'road'
#2: View from Alaska Highway, north of Buckinghorse River
#3: View from Alaska Highway, north of Buckinghorse River
#4: Landsat-7 satellite image (August, 2001)
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