Chapter 6 - First Light - 00 29 43

00 29 43
DVD capture
Contributed photo
DVD Time Code = 00 29 43
Location: Hwy 742, Goat Creek
GPS:   51d 3m 36.96s    -115d 25m 51.36s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: Campsite #2

Travel Directions:
Campsite #2 is at the northern end of Spray Valley Provincial Park, off Hwy 742, 7.3 km south of the Three Sisters Drive intersection in Canmore, and 2.1 km north of the Riding Ridge. The easiest way to access the site is to follow Hwy 742 and park at the Goat Creek Picnic Area. Walk south along Hwy 742 for approximately 200 meters. At the point where the utility lines cross Hwy 742 you will see a gravel road to your right (west). Turn right and follow the gravel road approximately 0.7 km downhill until you reach a clearing. Turn right and continue across the clearing, passing the “Get Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (Fight Hill), and the Dozy Embrace site. If you encounter temporary fencing in this area, go around it to the right. As you approach Goat Creek, you will see the familiar pole bridge and campsite. For pictures taken during a hike to this location, see “Hike to Campsite #2” in Albums.

To reach Hwy 742 (also known as Spray Lakes Rd. / Smith-Dorrien Rd.): From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy), use Exit 91 “Hwy 1A - Canmore.” Follow Bow Valley Trail 2.2 km, turn left (northwest) onto Railway Ave. Proceed 0.5 km and turn left (west) at Main St. (also known as 8th St.), go 0.6 km and turn left (south) onto Bridge Rd. (also known as 8th Ave. / Rundle Drive). At the “T” intersection, turn left (south) on Three Sisters Drive, proceed 0.6 km and turn right (west) at Spray Lakes Rd. (also known as Hwy 742). (Or simply follow the helpful “Kananaskis Country” signs throughout Canmore.) See map of Canmore.

Things are rarely the same the morning after and they certainly were not the same after the “FNIT” (First Night In Tent) scene. The dialog and delivery make this plain, but the shot composition does, as well. Gone are the picturesque views of the lovely creek, grassy hillside, bright sky, and inspiring mountain scenery. In their place we see a worn saddle, a canvas tent, hanging clouds, and two very confused and frightened 19-year-olds.

Pictures of surrounding area:







  Revised 24 April 2011