Looking at trail maps around the Campbell River, I saw a photo of a pedestrian (one at a time) bridge high over the river, a bridge not marked on most of the trail maps, but there was this one photo. I had to go see it.
|The bridge from the first vantage point.|
The trail starts at the John Hart generating station, and at first goes through walled-off alleys between the river and the station; there's an open spot with benches, photos of the underground workings, and totem poles, and then more alleys, with a hidden entrance. Once around the corner, though, you come out to a view of the river. And a staircase, a couple of hundred steps going up the hillside, flanked by blackberry bushes. Then a trail, still climbing. A short drop, a curve, and the bridge over a narrow canyon at the bottom. Then the trail goes on, climbing again. I stopped at the bridge.
|The view downstream. The white buildings behind the trees on the right are the generating station..|
|And the view looking upstream from the centre of the bridge.|
|The view from the far end of the bridge.|
I went off the path to the top of the rocks, to get a higher view. And from there, I could see around the bend in the river.
|And what's that down there in the water?|
|Some sort of spinning device, anchored in mid-stream.|
The river is narrow and shallow here, since most of the water is piped through the station's three generators. But the water level is lower, too; you can see the white, scoured rock where the water reaches in wetter seasons.