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Canada : Saskatchewan

4.7 km (2.9 miles) N of Empress (AB), SK, Canada
Approx. altitude: 626 m (2053 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 70°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking east from confluence #3: Looking west from confluence #4: Looking south from confluence #5: Grain fields to the south-east #6: Area farmer has too many hats  (1/2 mile)  :-)

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  51°N 110°W (secondary) 

#1: Looking north from confluence

(visited by Gordon Haverland, P.Eng.)

02-Sep-2001 -- The best access to this confluence is from the Saskatchewan side. You can drive to within about 1.1 km of the confluence on what appears to be government roads. A person could get a little closer by driving up to an abandoned farm house.

Walking over to the confluence, I happened to see a pair of deer: a buck with a big set of antlers and a doe. Not wanting a confrontation (it's getting close to rutting season), I started talking to myself to let them know I was near. They heard me, and what was just 2 deer became a group of about 10.

Crunching through the remaining distance over the dry pasture was uneventful. I took my series of photographs at 51° 0' 0.0"N and 110° 0' 0.0"W and headed back to the truck. About half way, I startled a couple of partridge who made a big racket flying away.


 All pictures
#1: Looking north from confluence
#2: Looking east from confluence
#3: Looking west from confluence
#4: Looking south from confluence
#5: Grain fields to the south-east
#6: Area farmer has too many hats (1/2 mile) :-)
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  Notes
The Alberta/Saskatchewan demarcation line is 330 m to the West.