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Canada : Alberta

16.0 km (9.9 miles) WSW of Meander River, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 342 m (1122 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 59°S 62°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the west #3: View to the North #4: GPS showing location #5: Look out tower north of the confluence point about 4 km #6: Map showing cut lines followed in and going out

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  59°N 118°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the East

(visited by Dennis Weeks)

02-Feb-2003 -- I looked at the topo map and thought the easiest way to access this confluence would be to sled up the river located south of the confluence and then through the bush to the site. Was I ever wrong and lucky. The winter seen a bit of seismic activity in the Zama area this winter and I had noticed that there was a cut line or two plowed just north of the confluence while driving back and forth on the Meander river - Zama road.

One afternoon I thought I would try getting close to the confluence with my truck by following the cut line. The first cut line I followed lead me to the seismic crew and a foreman that told me the area was closed. I turned around and thought I would just go around them, no problem. I ended up on a cut line that was right on the 118 mark and followed to a Tee, Hmmmm, right or left. I went right thinking it would lead me away from the seismic crew. I was right it lead around a slew to an area with a crossing (looked like a beaver damn) leading east toward 118 degrees. I picked up the north/south cut line at 118 degrees and followed to an intersection at 59 degrees north. I was all smiles, I was able to turn east on 59 and drive about 15 m so I was right at the confluence. Too easy, I could not believe my luck. I was so excited that I was able to drive to this confluence I had to tell someone. I grabbed the cell phone, yup it works and called my wife. She just didn't get it.

I backed up in all my smugness and thought about finding a short cut out. No go, as my fuel was getting short and the sun setting I made it back to the highway, waving to the seismic guys as they were loading their equipment. Thanks I thought, thanks for packing the frost and making this confluence find a walk in the park... or should I say, a drive in the park.


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#1: View to the East
#2: View to the west
#3: View to the North
#4: GPS showing location
#5: Look out tower north of the confluence point about 4 km
#6: Map showing cut lines followed in and going out
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