Friday, January 6, 2012

Golden, BC

Golden, BC... is where 'life' all started for me, 38 years ago! I've only been back for a visit once since I was born and that was 17 years ago. I thought this town was so cute and the people seem to have that 'small town' friendliness about them that I love. Of course we found time to allow our gps to guide us to a neat old historic bridge where a geocache was waiting to be found!

There is more to the 'kicking horse' than the amazing coffee many know well and enjoy as part of their morning rituals...

The Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge in Golden is the longest authentic covered timber frame bridge in Canada. Planned as a community project by the Timber Framer's Guild, local volunteers were joined by carpenters and timber framers from Canada, the United States and from Europe. The bridge structure is 150 feet (46 m) long, with a 210,000-pound Burr arch structure. The bridge was completed in September 2001.

The Kicking Horse River is a river located in the Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia, Canada.
The river was named in 1858, when James Hector, a member of the Palliser Expedition, was kicked by his packhorse while exploring the river. Hector survived and named the river and the associated pass as a result of the incident.

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