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Canada : Ontario

5.2 km (3.2 miles) NNW of Nolans Corners, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 140 m (459 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 104°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS #6: Overdressed point hunter #7: Unchanged cabin

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  45°N 76°W (visit #6)  

#1: North at the point

(visited by David Coombs)

22-Feb-2016 -- Alex Jarrett wrote on the Conference Project Yahoo! Group that it was the 20th anniversary of the first point on 20/2/16, so I decided I better get out there and mark the anniversary.

Staying in Ottawa for a few days the most convenient one was near Smiths Falls - already visited 5 times but not since 2004 in the winter. It has not changed much and barring some catastrophe I do not expect it to change much in the next few years either.

I skied in from the end of the track on Pinery Road then forked right to follow the track used by others. After I a while I passed the old hut photographed in visits# 4 and 5.

The trail was fairly easy to follow despite the snow - there had been a record dump in Ottawa the previous week and plenty remained. I did not have back country skis but the snow was crusty enough most of the time to take my weight on the skinny x-country skis.

At the nearest point on the trail I dumped the skis and headed into the bush - no swamp, no insects - just the occasional deep drift. In 10 mins or so I was at the point and had the photos done.


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#1: North at the point
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS
#6: Overdressed point hunter
#7: Unchanged cabin
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