24-Jul-2008 -- This confluence should be completed pretty soon by anybody wanting to attempt it. Unfortunately we got going late in the morning and this took longer than we expected and had to turn around at 3km from the point.
There's a great turnoff on the Liard highway, a few KM from the Alaska Highway. There's a great spot to safely park right at the start of the trail (it's a road actually), from here the hike is an 11km trek through swamp/solid ground. It's a cleared path which acts as a snowmobile highway in winter. It would be ridiculously easy in winter on ski or snowmobile. In winter a 4X4 could get through, but bring a chainsaw due to fallen trees.
Bugs were absolutely nuts, tons of giant cariboo and bear tracks along here so be prepared.
There are a few other access points, and other "old highways" that lead this way, but a quick look on Google maps will show you lines leading to the confluence from the Liard Highway. The largest line is definitely the best, even though other small lines may cut a km or two from the trip, they are overgrown with lots of trees and would definitely take a lot longer.
Look forward to seeing this one completed.