04-Aug-2001 -- The Coutts, AB/Sweetgrass, MT port of entry is open 24 hours
a day. While the town of Sweetgrass may be 12 miles away,
the town of Coutts, AB is much closer (right at the port).
In any event, the confluence possess an international
boundary marker, which is located about 2.5 km west of
Coutts. It's a pretty easy walk in on the Alberta side,
but you can drive right to the international marker from
the Montana side by driving to the Sweetgrass Cemetary.
If a person was to walk in from the north, you might have
a little excitement as the last picture shows.
The marker is at 48 59' 54.8" North, and 111 59' 43.2" West.
The UTM for that marker is 427197m Easting and 5427773m
Northing (sorry, missed the elevation).
This visit to 49N112W had me stop when I reached
border monument 332.
The listed coordinates for this monument are very close (out 0.1" in both easting and
northing) from what my GPS said, but that monument is not on the confluence. It is somewhat an
"accident" that it was so close. I guess I shouldn't have
made an assumption as to the meaning behind the monument.