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Canada : British Columbia

28.5 km (17.7 miles) ENE of Lower Post, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 718 m (2355 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 60°S 52°E

Accuracy: 3.4 km (2.1 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Contact Creek sign #3: Contact Creek sign - photos #4: Contact Creek sign - text, part 1 #5: Contact Creek sign - text, part 2 #6: NASA Landsat satellite image (early 1990s)

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  60°N 128°W (visit #1) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: from highway, looking west, at 60°N

(visited by Dave Patton)

During August 2003 I drove through British Columbia and into the Northwest Territories on a combined confluence hunting and sightseeing trip. I started close to 49°N and went as far North as 61°N, covered 6,200 kilometers (3,850 miles), did 7 successful confluence visits, and had another 12 confluences that are incomplete. I made a map that shows the route, and the confluences in the order they were done, with the successful ones shown with black markers. The incomplete visits are a mix of actual attempts and situations where I drove somewhat close to the confluence, and included a 'visit' as a way to document the confluence location for future visitors. The first confluence on the trip was 52°N 121°W.

18-Aug-2003 -- After my incomplete "visit" to 59°N 126°W yesterday, I spent the night at the top of the Mould Creek microwave tower road. There were nice views last night when I arrived, but in the morning it was raining lightly. Ever since my successful visit to 61°N 123°W I had been in "going home" mode, and the rain just added to that feeling, especially after having seen such spectacular scenery yesterday.

I drove back down to the Alaska Highway, and headed north. Along the way I stopped at Smith River Falls, Whirlpool canyon, where the Coal River joins the Liard River, and Contact Creek.

Earlier in this trip I had crossed 60°N, going from British Columbia into the Northwest Territories. Now, I would be crossing 60°N again, going from British Columbia into the Yukon Territory. There is a BC/Yukon border marker at Alaska Highway mile 585 (Waypoint 074). The highway actually crosses 60°N seven times in this area, but only the first crossing has any signs, however, the final crossing(going in this direction), closest to Watson Lake, is considered the 'official crossing'. Waypoint 075 is just before Iron Creek, Waypoint 076 is just before the Iron Creek Lodge, and Waypoint 077 is where I took a photo facing west, 3.74 kilometeres from the confluence. With it still raining, and being in "going home" mode, I didn't bother trying to get to the confluence. Where the highway crosses 128°W, the confluence is a bit closer to the highway - 3.44 kilometers.

The next confluence on this trip was 60°N 129°W.


 All pictures
#1: from highway, looking west, at 60°N
#2: Contact Creek sign
#3: Contact Creek sign - photos
#4: Contact Creek sign - text, part 1
#5: Contact Creek sign - text, part 2
#6: NASA Landsat satellite image (early 1990s)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
The Yukon Territory/British Columbia demarcation line is passing exactly through the Confluence.