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Canada : Alberta

4.0 km (2.5 miles) E of Bittern Lake, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 743 m (2437 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 67°E

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

#2: Looking north from the confluence. #3: Looking east from the confluence. #4: Looking south from the confluence. #5: Looking west from the confluence. #6: The GPS receiver zeroed quite easily. #7: Hay bales near the confluence.

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  53°N 113°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: The confluence is just past the hay bales at the left of the photo.

(visited by Drew Makepeace)

05-Aug-2006 --

A trip to Alberta for a family reunion afforded me the chance for a quick confluence visit. Ralph Gabrowski had visited 53°N 113°W in winter; this visit would allow me to document the confluence in summer.

Highway 13 between Wetaskawin and Camrose led directly to the intersection with Range Road 214 where I turned south. About 300 m south of the intersection is a sign indicating a managed nesting area, and a pullout on which I parked. The nesting area is on the west side of the road. The confluence is to the east in a hay field. A slough lies between the road and the confluence. A rough track on the north side of the slough allows for an easy five-minute walk to the confluence.

I got the GPS receiver to zero quite quickly. The confluence is in the field close to a small bluff. I took the requisite photographs as well as one of a hay bale. This is an easy confluence to visit.


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#1: The confluence is just past the hay bales at the left of the photo.
#2: Looking north from the confluence.
#3: Looking east from the confluence.
#4: Looking south from the confluence.
#5: Looking west from the confluence.
#6: The GPS receiver zeroed quite easily.
#7: Hay bales near the confluence.
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