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Canada : Alberta

5.2 km (3.2 miles) NNE of Mariana Lake, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 678 m (2224 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 56°S 68°E

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#2: East View from Confluence #3: West View from Confluence #4: South View from Confluence #5: GPS on Map at Confluence

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  56°N 112°W  

#1: North View from Confluence

(visited by Gordon Haverland, P.Eng.)

12-Jan-2000 -- Having had a 4.5 hour hike earlier in the day to get to 56N 111W, I was glad that this confluence was much easier. Just a little NE of Mariana Lake was a turnoff from Highway 63 on a private road heading NW behind Mariana Lake. Very close to 56N, the road turned directly west, and about 100m shy of 112W, it veered a little to the south. A cutline however continued directly west. Close to this bend in the road was an intersection where a road headed north, and a person could park a truck for a short period of time. The confluence was about 100m along the cutline, and maybe 10m north of the cutline, in a burned area. You had to be a little careful walking across the fallen timbers lying every which way. I reached the confluence (437633E 6206531N 685m Elevation according to my Garmin 12 GPS) at about 3:55pm.

After taking off my hiking boots, I proceeded to drive the remining 335km or so back to Edmonton.


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#5: GPS on Map at Confluence
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