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Canada : Alberta

6.1 km (3.8 miles) W of Fort Smith (NT), AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 201 m (659 ft)
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Antipode: 60°S 68°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking north #3: Looking South #4: Looking West #5: GPS along with Belle & Maggie enjoying their walk. #6: Just about back to the car from my walk to the confluence.

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  60°N 112°W (visit #2)  

#1: View of the confluence, looking east.

(visited by Karl Cox)

06-Dec-2009 -- This site has been visited before me by Brian Johns et al. However I was unable to find their record on the website so I decided to do it again (I think this is an error resulting from the confluence being on the Northwest Territories-Alberta border). December is probably an ideal time for this site as it is a wet area in the summer and the flies would likely be quite bad, plus the snow is still quite manageable on foot in December so snowshoes are not necessary.

My 2 dogs and I drove down Highway 5 from Fort Smith until we were about 1 km from the site. From there is was a relatively short bushwack south through typical boreal forest, mostly mixed, with some fairly heavy stands of black spruce and willow mixed in. It was a fairly overcast day, calm winds and a temperature of -22 Celsius.

The site of confluence is typically a wet area of Black Spruce, willow, and Tamarack. Not much was seen for wildlife, but there were quite a few snowshoe hare tracks in the area.


 All pictures
#1: View of the confluence, looking east.
#2: Looking north
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West
#5: GPS along with Belle & Maggie enjoying their walk.
#6: Just about back to the car from my walk to the confluence.
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  Notes
The Northwest Territories/Alberta demarcation line is passing exactly through the Confluence.