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Canada : British Columbia

25.6 km (15.9 miles) N of Canim Lake, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1260 m (4133 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 59°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The crew looking towards the south #3: Alway nice to see zeros #4: Walking back to the road #5: From the confluence looking towards the road #6: Looking towards the confluence from the road

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  52°N 121°W (visit #3)  

#1: 121, 52 looking towards the north

(visited by Myron Gordon, Tori Gordon, Robin Gordon and Denise Gordon)

23-Aug-2003 -- We decided, or rather, I decide for all of us, to check out this confluence while we were visiting a relative's place in the Canim Lake area. I knew from many years of exploring the area, that it would be quicker and easier to get to this confluence coming from Canim Lake, then from using a more northern route.

The route to this confluence started in 100 Mile House where we took the Forest Grove/Canim Lake road, which is a mile or so north of 100 Mile. The trip to Forest Grove is around 10 plus minutes. Once at Forest Grove we turned right, onto the Canim Lake/Hendrix road. We followed this road for about 15 minutes. At that point it becomes a gravel road and turns into the Hendrix Forest Service Road (FSR).

Once on gravel we only had to drive a few miles before we came to the Lang Lake North FSR (or 610 road). This road took us in a northwest direction. We traveled up this road for 14 Km until we reached the 614 road. We then drove down the 614 road and very quickly came to a Y intersection. As the fork to the right looked like it only went for a short distance, we chose the left fork. Soon after, we entered an area of active logging, and it appeared that the road was quite new. We followed this road for over 5 Km but it continued to wind it’s way away from the confluence. This didn’t look too promising so we turned around and headed back to the 610 road.

From there we headed north and drove for another 5.5 Km. At this point we came to another intersection. From our map this looked to be one of the roads which should take us close to the confluence. We took the road to the left and drove for another 2.5 Km, until we came up to 121 degrees. From there the GPS indicated we were about a quarter mile south of the confluence. The area we were in had been clear cut over a couple of years, likely 10 to 15 years ago. From the road it appeared the confluence was in a replanted area.

I also noted that at the 121 degree mark, there was survey tape which appeared to be marking out the 121 degree line. It was possible that the boundary for one of the cut blocks was along the 121 line. However it was now after 8 PM so we decided to park the truck there and make the trek to the confluence the next morning.

After a very quite night, except for a bit of rain, we started our short walk to the confluence. As it turned out, the 121 line was not marked with survey tape. However, the brush was not over abundant which made for a fairly easy walk. I did note that the area appeared to be quite wet during the spring and early summer but was mostly dry at this time. While we didn’t see any large animals we noted some Moose and Deer prints.

The confluence sat on a small hill from which we had a good view of the surrounding area. Most of which had been logged.

Elevation was 4126 feet.


 All pictures
#1: 121, 52 looking towards the north
#2: The crew looking towards the south
#3: Alway nice to see zeros
#4: Walking back to the road
#5: From the confluence looking towards the road
#6: Looking towards the confluence from the road
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