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
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