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Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador

34.4 km (21.4 miles) SW of Middle House, NL, Canada
Approx. altitude: 60 m (196 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 54°S 121°E

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#2: A lot of differentials! #3: The group #4: About 0.25 km to the site, looking north! #5: Looking North #6: Looking East #7: Looking West #8: The track... #9: ...a little closer!

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  54°N 59°W (secondary) 

#1: Looking South

(visited by Augustus Pike, Glenn Forsey and Jake Leyte)

23-Feb-2008 -- Having been bitten by the geocaching bug nearly 5 years ago, using my GPS while out in the country has become almost an obsession with me, and so hunting confluences in Labrador has also been something I have been looking to do. However, most of Labrador's confluences are very remote and getting to them involves a lot of preparation and work, as well as a bit of luck! This is the second confluence visit I've managed in Labrador (N54 W63 was hit on July 20, 2004), and without the company of good friends this one would not be done since it is not wise to travel this distance alone in the Labrador winter.

Anyway, on to the pertinent details! We left Goose Bay at 7:30 AM, Feb 23. Ambient air temperature was -18 C, and with a groomed trail most of the way, our wind chill temperatures at times must have been in the low -30s for sure as we hit speeds of 70 km/h or more at times. After about 4.5 hours we were onsite, arriving there around 12:15 PM. The actual site is in the midst of a typical Labrador black spruce boreal forest biome, therefore pictures taken from the actual location do not show any distinguishing land characteristics. GPS reception was exceptional, with the GPSr showing 8ft (2m) accuracy at times, with about 20 ft (5m) showing at worse.

Finally, it was amusing to see three guys with GPSrs in hand clustered together trying to get all units to read the pre-requisite 'exact' coords! All in all it was a great trip, with total distance out and back being 195 miles (313 km!), taking us 11 hours to complete!


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#1: Looking South
#2: A lot of differentials!
#3: The group
#4: About 0.25 km to the site, looking north!
#5: Looking North
#6: Looking East
#7: Looking West
#8: The track...
#9: ...a little closer!
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