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Canada : Manitoba

13.4 km (8.3 miles) ENE of Mulvihill, MB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 279 m (915 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 82°E

Accuracy: 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Trying to walk #3: The second route with same results

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  51°N 98°W (visit #1) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: The first marsh

(visited by Mike Lafleur and Kilmeny Jones)

03-Aug-2002 -- This confluence appeared to be rather straight forward but once again, there was more to it than expected.

The day began heading up highway 6 until we came to the town of Mulvihill. The GPS, at this time showed us approx 11 km away so with some trial and error, found a gravel road that knocked the distance off in quick manner. This first road led us to a gate with a sign that stated "close gate after entering" so we did and on we went. Another few kms in before another gate with another sign obstructed our way. As the sign stated same, we did same and continued once again.

By this time, the gravel road had reduced itself down to pretty much two trails through the long grass with a number of large potholed puddles to cross. The GPS still had us cutting the distance though. This 'road' finally came to a point where it was useless to us, leading directly into a large marsh area. An attempt at walking this marsh also proved to be futile so back to the truck. Another 'road' we had passed a little ways back led us to more marsh and lake.

We managed to get within 2300 meters but water blocked every route in. A canoe may be the answer (albiet quite muddy) but a sure bet would be a January attempt.


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#1: The first marsh
#2: Trying to walk
#3: The second route with same results
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