the Degree Confluence Project

Canada : British Columbia

30.4 km (18.9 miles) W of Pink Mountain, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1059 m (3474 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo topo250 ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 57°S 57°E

Accuracy: 5.8 km (3.6 mi)
Quality: good

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#2: Halfway River Trail sign #3: Pink Mountain Ranch sign #4: Landsat-7 satellite image (August, 2001)

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  57°N 123°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Mushwa-Kechika Management Area sign

(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.

15-Aug-2003 -- After my visit the day before to 57°N 122°W and then camping overnight near the 192 Road north of Pink Mountain, I drove back to the 192 Road and continued west.

As I had been told the day before, I came to a gate across the road, used by the ranch to keep livestock within the ranch area. The gate is unlocked, and people need to make sure they close it after going through. Immediately past the gate is a sign for the Mushwa-Kechika Management Area. Further down the road is a side road with a sign for the Halfway River Trail, and just a short way up the side road ends, and there is a sign for the trail (waypoint 042).

A little bit further along the 192 Road is the sign for the Pink Mountain Ranch. I found the ranch office (waypoint 043) and spoke to Connie and gave her a copy of the Letter to Landowners. She explained that there is normally a fee charged for access to the band's lands, and that the people to talk to about this, at the band office, were not available that day. The phone number for the band office is 1-800-988-3533, and for the ranch 1-250-233-1790. There is a website for Pink Mountain Guiding & Outfitting.

I wasn't willing to pay the fee, in part because I wasn't even sure that the confluence could be reached by taking the road through the ranch. As you can see from the satellite image the confluence is located close to the Halfway River, on the south side. The road through the ranch goes on the north side of the river, but I had some maps that indicated there might be, or might have been in the past, some roads in the area of the confluence, and it looked like they would have been accessed from the road on the north side of the river.

Connie indicated that there might be a trail that goes near the confluence, from the south side of the river. I'm not sure what road(s) would access that area, or if it is open to the public.

The next confluence on this trip was 58°N 122°W.

 All pictures
#1: Mushwa-Kechika Management Area sign
#2: Halfway River Trail sign
#3: Pink Mountain Ranch sign
#4: Landsat-7 satellite image (August, 2001)
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