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Canada : Alberta

6.0 km (3.7 miles) E of Barons, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1013 m (3323 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 67°E

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#2: view to the east #3: view to the west (the ravine over the barbed wire) #4: view to the north #5: obligatory GPS shot

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#1: view to the south (Keho Lake in the distance)

(visited by Dave Atkinson)

23-Jun-2000 -- Southern Alberta is grassland and wheatfields as far as the eye can see. This confluence sits amongst rolling hills just outside of Barons, Alberta (which boasts a 3 sheet curling complex for a 285 person population!!) I left highway 23 near Barons, and started tracking through the square grid of dirt roads trying to figure out which one would lead me closest to the confluence. I had no map that showed anything beyond the paved roads, so there was some guesswork involved. An ominous dark cloud was building in the southwest, and the slight rumble of thunder in the distance was heard. I still had to drive another 100 miles to Calgary that day, so I was hoping that this confluence was going to be low hanging fruit. Finally, after a few turns, heading south, the GPS told me that I was about a half a mile away, and I saw that I would get no closer by car. I parked on the correct latitude, and starting walking west toward the confluence. A half mile through a field of grass recently harvested by some huge farm implement (judging by the tire imprints). Not too bad of a walk, though it was a good thing it hasn’t rained recently or the walk would have been all mud. As I was approaching the confluence, I noticed a barbed wire fence blocking my path at the top of a ravine. Oh well, never as easy as it should be. However, the confluence gods were smiling that day, as the confluence sat right at the fence line! A few quick pictures of mostly grassland, however, the view to the south shows Keho Lake in the distance (about 12 miles), a local recreation area and the obvious drainage pool of much of the grasslands in the area. The storm cloud making rumblings in the distance is also visible in the south picture. The rest of the sky was fairly clear, however, meaning that it was probably just a localized storm that I wouldn't have to worry about. I think this is an "unofficial" confluence, but it was fun nontheless.


 All pictures
#1: view to the south (Keho Lake in the distance)
#2: view to the east
#3: view to the west (the ravine over the barbed wire)
#4: view to the north
#5: obligatory GPS shot
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