Chapter 7 - Bad News - 00 38 55

00 38 55
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Location: Hwy 742, Goat Creek
GPS:   51d 3m 34.80s    -115d 25m 46.44s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: “Get Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (Fight Hill)

Travel Directions:
The “Get Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (near 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. You will come to the “Get Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (Fight Hill), before you get to the nearby Dozy Embrace and Pole Bridge sites. If you encounter temporary fencing in this area, go around it to the right. 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.

One of the great sights of Campsite #2 is the “Get Goin’, Cowboy” Hillside (Fight Hill). Ennis tried to sort out his future here but, despite the inspiring surroundings, could not break free of powerful forces that restrained him.

Feeling restrained? Try the same spot. Perhaps your luck will be better.

“Time to get goin’, cowboy.”

Pictures of surrounding area:

















  Revised 28 January 2015