15-Aug-2001 -- When looking at a topographical map of my new home, just south of Bancroft, Ontario I discovered I lived quite close to a confluence. With my new GPS I created a waypoint and found it was within about 30 km of my home. I grabbed my digital camera and GPS, and asked one of my friends to join me.
Heading west from Bancroft on Ontario Highway 28 about 15 km following the arrow and my map, it looked like a right turn on highway 121 would bring us within about 1 km of the confluence. Approximately 3 km along highway 121, the directional arrow on the GPS told that the confluence was directly to my right. Just as luck would have it, an old small logging road existed just at that point. It only went in about 200 meters but that was enough to give me a good place to park and start the hike from.
The forest in this part of Ontario is mostly 80 to 120 years old after much turn-of-the-century logging activity in the area. There is a lot of low growth, small trees, underbrush, and heavy vegetation. The GPS was pointing me straight away from the road saying I had about 600 meters to go. It took about 45 minutes of pushing our way through dense brush, dead trees, and marsh ground (luckily with the drought this year the ground wasn't wet) to get to the confluence. Just in the ares of the confluence some more recent logging activity was apparent with a few pathways cut through the forest in the immediate area.
The pictures are as follows - the first is right at the confluence looking south, second is looking west with my friend Ben, third is a picture of myself viewed looking north, and finally a picture looking east. I've also got a picture of the GPS and finally a picture taken while hunting through the forest for this spot.