the Degree Confluence Project

Canada : British Columbia

6.7 km (4.2 miles) NW of Miworth, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 723 m (2372 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo topo250 ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 54°S 57°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: West #4: Looking up, facing Southeast #5: GPS

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  54°N 123°W (visit #3)  

#1: North

(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.

12-Aug-2003 -- After concluding my visit to 53°N 122°W I drove back to Highway 97, and headed north to Prince George. North of the city I turned west off Highway 97 onto Chief Lake Road.

There is a fairly new "logging road" that heads south from Chief Lake Road, almost exactly at 123°W. I drove down this road and parked at the closest point to the confluence, which was 569 meters away.

Getting to the confluence was fairly easy, with a couple of detours caused by terrain and streams. I did notice what appeared to be a swampy area to the south of the path I took, which might cause problems if the confluence was approached from a different direction.

I left my parking spot at 6:45PM, drove back to Highway 97, and headed north. I found a spot to camp off of the Findlay Forest Service Road, which leaves Highway 97 north of 55°N.

The next confluence on this trip was 55°N 121°W.

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#1: North
#2: East
#3: West
#4: Looking up, facing Southeast
#5: GPS
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