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United States : Alaska

86.8 miles (139.8 km) NW of Arctic Village (Yukon-Koyukuk), North Slope, AK, USA
Approx. altitude: 411 m (1348 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo world confnav)
Antipode: 69°S 32°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Confluence is just below the patch of snow in the foreground #3: Overview of confluence #4: Overview of confluence #5: View into the Brooks Range #6: GPS shot #7: Another view into the Brooks Range #8: Valley leading into the Brooks Range

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  69°N 148°W  

#1: Panorama from confluence

(visited by Douglas Quist)

30-Jun-2003 -- While doing reconnaissance work in the North Slope region of Alaska I noticed our flight path would take us relatively close to 69N 148W so I asked if the pilot would be interested in taking a short side trip. He agreed and off we went. We landed about ¼ of a mile from the confluence, due to uneven terrain. I quickly hoofed it to the confluence and took the obligatory photographs. Including a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Also included in the photos are pictures of the Saviukviayak River, and the Philip Smith mountains within the Brooks Range which essentially bound the confluence to the Southeast. We could not have asked for a more perfect summer day in the arctic to look for a confluence. High broken ceiling, no precipitation, and very little wind. I’d venture to say that I may be the only person to ever visit this confluence, as without a helicopter it would be a very arduous journey either through the Brooks Range or across rolling tundra and the Sagavanirktok and Saviukviayak rivers.


 All pictures
#1: Panorama from confluence
#2: Confluence is just below the patch of snow in the foreground
#3: Overview of confluence
#4: Overview of confluence
#5: View into the Brooks Range
#6: GPS shot
#7: Another view into the Brooks Range
#8: Valley leading into the Brooks Range
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