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Chief Creek with the Front Ranges in the Distance # 531

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Date: 2001.05.21
Vantage Point: From Pembina river logging road

Caption: Chief Creek flows southwest through muskeg in a classic foothills scene.

PhotoDescr: While returning from bushwhacking my way to the intersection of the 53rd degree of latitude north and the 117th degree of longitude west (see the Degree Confluence Project website to explain that goal) I was intrigued by the lazy meanderings of this foothills stream, with the distant backdrop of the Rockies Front Ranges giving definition to the skyline. The waters of the creek eventually drain into Macleod River, and the Athabasca River system, reaching salt water in the western arctic, while a few kilometers south the waters drain through the Saskatchewan River system into Hudson Bay.

The elevation at this point is 1419 m asl.

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