Looking Upriver at the Site of the Former Foot Bridge

View upriver from the site of the former foot bridge
Photo 17 of 25: View upriver from the site of the former foot bridge
Taken 2007 July 27 from Les Trous de saumons (Salmon Holes) Trail
at the end of the second side trail above the First Pool

It is clear from the cement foundations on both sides of the river still extant at this site (neither is visible in this view, but one of them is shown in this view in my extended trail description) that once upon a time a bridge, most likely a foot bridge, used to cross the river to the right of where I was standing when I took this photo.

There is again a great deal of exposed bedrock at this site, though on this day much of it was well above the water. I did find some vegetation in a few nooks and crannies of the bedrock by the shore, but I suspect that much of this rock is regularly wiped clean by spring run-offs. While it is again hard to tell, I think much of what one sees out in the river is exposed bedrock, though it is entirely possible that some are boulders waiting for spring to be pushed by the force of the ice and water over the falls and onto the rock pile seen in the previous photo.

The mountainside filling the upper left and middle of the photo is unnamed in the topographic map of the area, but it is certainly impressive when seen from this location. The gash in its side at the centre of this photo is the channel carved by a brook on its precipitous way down the mountain. The river’s course upriver goes left around the mountain flank seen at the right and then turns back to the right along the base of the high mountainside at the left.