Chapter 6 - First Light - 00 29 58

00 29 58
DVD capture
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DVD Time Code = 00 29 58
Location: Hwy 742, Goat Creek
GPS:   51d 3m 35.52s    -115d 25m 51.54s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: Pole Bridge

Travel Directions:
The Pole Bridge (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.

The large group of us that delight in finding carefully crafted “Brokeback bookends” all know this unassuming image from the first day of Ennis and Jack’s life together. Its counterpart comes almost an hour-and-a-half later in the film as Ennis again departs, this time after the Dozy Embrace during Jack's Flashback (see Chapter 16, 01 49 23). The composition of the two shots, the camera placement, and the subject leave no room for doubt that we are now at the beginning and later, that we have reached the end.

Pictures of surrounding area:












  Revised 24 April 2011