Chapter 15 - Suspicious Minds - 01 30 26

01 30 26
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DVD Time Code = 01 30 26
Location: Hwy 66, Elbow Falls Day Use Area
GPS:   50d 52m 1s    -114d 47m 4s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: “Maybe Texas” Riverside

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 18.4 km to the Elbow Falls Day Use Area in Bragg Creek Provincial Park. As you enter, the site is to the immediate right in the most upstream portion of the Area. Take the paved path on the right just after the guard rail, pass the gate, and turn right onto the narrower path. Stay to the right and walk to the river past the small picnic areas. The site is on the gravel bar in the middle of the river, just upstream from the location where the “Sweet Life” scene was filmed. For pictures taken during a hike to this location, see “Hike to ‘Sweet Life’ Riverside” in Albums. See also:

This uppermost (western) end of the Elbow Creek Day Use Area has been subject to violent, disfiguring flooding, making it a particularly suitable place for Ennis to reveal a bit of his paranoia.

Despite the fact that 14 years have passed since their Brokeback summer, neither man has learned to communicate honestly, intimately with the other. Though, as Alma had figured, they “didn’t go up there to fish,” they do sound much more like fishin’ buddies than lovers.

The movie was filmed here in late June. Bear in mind that the Elbow is a dynamically changing river, one that is constantly re-sculpting its gravel shoals and banks throughout the year. The visibility of specific features (rocks, gravel bars, etc.) may depend greatly on the time of year that you are here. Trees and rock ledges may be your best indicators of the specific movie locations in this area.

Consult with wardens and take suitable precautions in Off-Highway Vehicle areas. Depending upon river conditions it may not be possible to safely reach the gravel bar. If you wish to try, go upstream toward the bend in the river and look for a safe, shallow place to cross over. Always consult with wardens before attempting to cross the river. Wear protective footgear and use walking sticks.

“Well, maybe you oughta get out of there, you know? Find yourself someplace different. Maybe Texas.”

Pictures of surrounding area:






















  Revised 29 April 2015