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Canada : British Columbia

61.8 km (38.4 miles) NNW of Fort Graham, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 855 m (2805 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 57°S 55°E

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: The view from the top #6: The Ortho Image(Look Wayyyy Down) #7: Blurry proof

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  57°N 125°W (secondary) 

#1: North

(visited by Doug Wilson, Greg Altoft and Pam Hengeveld)

31-Aug-2004 -- OK, OK, so I cheated a little bit and took a helicopter to get there.....we were wayyyyy up north of the Williston Reservoir, testing the predictive capabilities of a mountain goat habitat model, specifically trying to determine whether it could predict the occurrence of mineral licks on the landscape.

We were staying at a logging camp called Finbow north of the native village of Tsay Keh. I had kind of put the DCP out of my mind, went past a couple of "done" ones on the flight up, but I had this one in the machine and realized we were going right over it on day two, so I begged a few minutes' time out of the project.

We landed about 300 meters downhill from "the spot", and so I slogged up through the VERY wet bush of a 10-year-old clearcut, trying not to think too much about the chopper waiting below. Got to the spot, shifting from foot to foot in an effort to "zero out", eventually did so.

It's very hard to take a good picture of a shiny GPS screen in the rain, I find! Trust me; I was there, even if the longitude shows 1/1000 of a second off. Completely forgot to take a "real" waypoint, in my excitement, could then have taken a decent picture at my leisure.

Oh, well... Not much for views there, you can only squeeze so much character out of a clearcut. But, there you are, the reality of the northern boreal forest, the "working" forest.

I see there are quite a number of unvisited confluences along the 57th and 58th parallel, so I'll keep the GPS loaded for another northern sojourn!


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: The view from the top
#6: The Ortho Image(Look Wayyyy Down)
#7: Blurry proof
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