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Canada : Saskatchewan

6.7 km (4.2 miles) NE of Walsh (AB), SK, Canada
Approx. altitude: 730 m (2394 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 70°E

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#2: Looking east from confluence #3: Looking west from confluence #4: Looking south from confluence #5: One of many closures due to fire hazard (Cypress Hills)

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  50°N 110°W (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Looking north from confluence

(visited by Gordon Haverland, P.Eng.)

01-Sep-2001 -- Listening to the radio I heard that the Medicine Hat area for the first time in recorded history had no rain in August. Grass fires and forest fires are a real concern to all who live down here. This weekend had seen many campgrounds closed in southern Alberta for this reason, and the landowner on whose property the confluence lies was quite concerned that I do nothing to start a fire, which means no throwing away of cigarette butts (I don't smoke so this isn't a problem), making sure there is no grass touching the vehicle muffler or exhaust pipe, etc.

This confluence only lies about 20-30 meters west of a road on the landowners property, so I didn't even have to leave the road with my vehicle. This is probably the shortest hike I've had yet confluence hunting. :-) But it is a little unsettling to walk on the grass and just hear "crunch, crunch, crunch".


 All pictures
#1: Looking north from confluence
#2: Looking east from confluence
#3: Looking west from confluence
#4: Looking south from confluence
#5: One of many closures due to fire hazard (Cypress Hills)
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  Notes
The Alberta/Saskatchewan demarcation line is 290 m to the West.