10-Jan-2001 -- I was going to the mighty Peace River region in northwestern Alberta to
give a couple of talks and decided to drive since it was a nice sunny winter day (this province
is known as "Sunny Alberta"). Since the 54N 114W confluence was only a few
kilometers west of the highway I was driving north on and I was in the middle of a farming
area (good road access) I figured I had time for a quick visit. Near the confluence there
was a road approach I could pull over on to take pictures. All pictures were taken while
I was standing on the roof of my truck.
The coordinates on my Garmin III were N53-59-57.1deg, W114-00-06.9deg. That
makes me about 84m south and 130m west of where the confluence is (ignoring GPS
error). Thus the confluence is in the centre right of picture number 1 which is
looking north. If I was standing in the pasture instead of my truck roof you would not
have such a nice view of countryside! The elevation displayed on the GPS was 723m.
Picture #3 is looking south. Note the old "hip roof" barn. They don't make them
like that anymore.
The foreground in picture #4 contains a compressor station. Alberta has lots of oil and gas
so we have lots of seismic survey "cut lines" through the forested areas, well sites,
compressor stations to move the oil and gas and refineries.