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Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador

5.6 km (3.5 miles) S of O'Brien, NL, Canada
Approx. altitude: 195 m (639 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 125°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Quad 58 meters from CONF4955 #3: Map showing woods roads which are no longer there! #4: The road is "not bad" here-----but it gets worse! #5: At 4955 looking South #6: At 4955 looking East #7: At 4955 looking West

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#1: From 49 North- 55 West looking North

(visited by Selby Knight)

09-May-2003 -- 49 North - 55 West is in Newfoundland, Canada. Today I made a visit to my waypoint, which I had named on my GPS as "CONF4955". I had reviewed the topo map and had created several waypoints to look for along the way. I should have expected that the roads showing on the map were logging roads of approx. 30 years ago. Except for the first km after leaving the Trans Canada Highway I could not find the road. I used a 4 wheel drive ATV to cross country towards it.

The weather today was +5 deg Celcius and rain showers. The wooded area around the confluence still has some spots of snow that makes 4 wheeling difficult. In addition to the snow the scrub black spruce was so thickly grown that navigating though it except on foot was almost impossible.

I drove to within 58 meters of my "CONF4955" and walked in for the claim. The wooded area has only about a 20 meter visibility in any area. The elevation is 642 feet. The soil is covered with mossy rocks that makes it a poor growing area even for black spruce.


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#1: From 49 North- 55 West looking North
#2: Quad 58 meters from CONF4955
#3: Map showing woods roads which are no longer there!
#4: The road is "not bad" here-----but it gets worse!
#5: At 4955 looking South
#6: At 4955 looking East
#7: At 4955 looking West
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