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Canada : British Columbia

27.9 km (17.3 miles) NW of Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 497 m (1630 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 59°S 57°E

Accuracy: 3.0 km (1.9 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: A view of trail. The guy in the picture is 6'5" to give you an idea of the vegetation growth. Lots of wet stuff, you can get around but will end up with wet feet at some point. #3: For snowmobiles, there are two creeks to pass with bridges on each, no biggie. We were moving at about pace of 1km/15minutes pushing hard.  Slowed to 1km/20min by the end.

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  59°N 123°W (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: The view of one of the roads you can take in. This one is a lot thicker in trees than the one we took.

(visited by Steve Ingold and John Dawson)

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.


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#1: The view of one of the roads you can take in. This one is a lot thicker in trees than the one we took.
#2: A view of trail. The guy in the picture is 6'5" to give you an idea of the vegetation growth. Lots of wet stuff, you can get around but will end up with wet feet at some point.
#3: For snowmobiles, there are two creeks to pass with bridges on each, no biggie. We were moving at about pace of 1km/15minutes pushing hard. Slowed to 1km/20min by the end.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)