|The mountains of the Bella Coola Valley, from near Heckman Pass.|
|Zooming out to show the gravel road, and a bit of the car motor.|
From here, just inside the eastern edge of Tweedsmuir Park, the road goes down, down to a bridge over a creek, then up over a ridge, down again, up again, with each drop more precipitous. And then the road goes stark raving mad, dropping in grades up to 18% (7% is considered a steep hill), twisting and reversing, sometimes down to one rutted lane around blind rock faces, with nothing on your left but a sheer drop down, down, down to the tops of trees and your road below you. And then there is a river, and the road levels out, and you're at the foot of those mountains in the distance of these photos.
Kids drive up and down The Hill for fun. I white-knuckle it, but it's still exhiliarating.