At last! After 5 years the Glenmore dam pathway is open again. Of course we had to check it out, and since we hadn't been there for a while, we strolled around the area and walked as far as the Sandy Beach bridge. I hadn't been into some of the paths just downstream of the dam.
The main point of the upgrade was to raise the dam height, and give them more flexibility to control flooding and retain more water in the reservoir. Perhaps now we will gradually see some of the Weaselhead back under water again as the level rises. It's been sort of weird to see it so low for so long.
The better bike and pedestrian path is a happy byproduct. Going through there was a little dodgy at times. The people who commute by bike downtown are beyond happy. This has meant a detour west towards Crowchild, then up and over Glenmore, then back east again. That extra bit of distance is a huge deal for runners, and doubly so for a slogger like I was back then.
The top area looks really nice now, and has a pretty good view of downtown. I'm hoping they develop the area just south of the dam into a little park or something. Last I looked there was an outdoor fitness setup at the top of the hill, building onto that would be nice.
3.Linda, surveying new territories.
4. Looking north.
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Curtis, peering past Celina's butt to see what's going on outside, after she pushed her way in.