Chapter 4 - Trading Places - 00 20 50

00 20 50
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DVD Time Code = 00 20 50
Location: Hwy 66, Canyon Creek
GPS:   50d 54m 3.06s    -114d 47m 43.5s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: Campsite #1

Travel Directions:
From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy), take Exit 161A “Bragg Creek Rd / Hwy 22.” Go south on Hwy 22 approximately 17.4 km to the 4-way stop in Bragg Creek. (Do not follow the “Bragg Creek West” sign.) Turn left at the 4-way stop (continue on Hwy 22) and go 3.4 km to the “T” intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 66. Turn right (west) onto Hwy 66 and go approximately 16.6 km to Canyon Creek Road. Turn right (north) onto Canyon Creek Road and go 0.8 km to the parking area on the right. Walk north past the locked gate beyond the parking area, and follow the well-maintained gravel road 3.0 km to the bridge, then past two gas metering stations. After you pass four concrete barriers to the left side of the road (Sheep Procession #1) look for a culvert under Canyon Creek Road and a road which intersects from the right (Moose Dome Creek Road, unmarked).

As you face the left side of Canyon Creek Road with both the culvert and the intersection to your right, look for an overgrown path blocked by large stones ahead to your left. (For reference, this location is 5.02 km north of the gate and is 50d 54m 7.08s, -114d 47m 43.44s.) Proceed 200', turn right at the gravel path, go 200' and turn left. The site is on the creek bank near the circle of campfire stones.

What is Jack’s foot doing in that fire? Is it the naivete of a city boy whose driving instructor was Paul Newman, or an omen of things to come? Visit Campsite #1 and try out these stones for yourself.

Thanks to the restoration efforts of contributors Steve Gin and his husband Don, the big log, stumps, and the campfire rocks at this site now “look right.” Also nearby you’ll find the wood components of the meat rack and the tripod. Enjoy all of this authentic Brokeback memorabilia and, please, leave it for others to appreciate, as well.

For intermediate hikers. Wear hiking boots. Bring ample water and protective gear. Never leave valuables in a car parked at trailheads. Use caution; bear activity is common in this area, and in all mountain locations. Always consult park wardens and take appropriate precautions. See:

“Hell, that’s the most I’ve spoke in a year.”

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  Revised 29 December 2014