View Upstream from the Southwest Mabou Bridge

View upstream from the Southwest Mabou bridge
Photo 3 of 25: View upstream from the Southwest Mabou bridge
Taken 2006 July 3 in Southwest Mabou from the Cèilidh Trail (Highway 19)
on the bridge over the Southwest Mabou River
GPS 46°01.473'N 61°27.129'W

At this point in its course, the river is flowing though mixed forest and field, as it will continue to do on its way to its mouth.

This is, regrettably, the only photo in my collection of this view, taken this summer when I had some spare moments to stop and look at the view I had whizzed past so many times before. The weather was a bit misty and foggy, though it wasn’t actually raining; that accounts for the fuzziness in the definition of the trees in the background.

There are some views of the river above this point from the Railway Trail on its way to Glencoe Station; I was surprised to discover that I don’t have any in my collection, a lacuna I hope to soon correct. My recollection is that the views were from above the river at some distance across fields, but it’s been a couple of years since I last hiked this section of the trail, so I may be misremembering, as the topographic map I was given shows the trail quite close to the river at one point and fairly close at another.

[2012] With the work done on the Railway Trail in recent years, there are now several fine views of the Southwest Mabou River south of the Cèilidh Trail, including one of a canyon, seen here, that I didn’t previously know was there until the brush blocking the view had been cleared away.