A brief (and incomplete) history of Convict Creek bridges: A photo essay.
1st image shows the confluence of Convict Creek (running across from right center toward the left) and the outlet stream of Genevieve Lake (forground) in Convict Canyon. No bridge. I had to alter my plans from climbing Red Slate and/or Baldwin and opted instead to follow the stream from Genevieve. I enjoyed a lovely camp at Cloverleaf and traversed the summits of Bloody and Laurel to return to the TH.
I was back two years later in 1984 to climb Baldwin. I was relieved to find a new bridge over the creek, but wait a second...
There seems to be something wrong here...
I'm not 100% sure, but I aways thought this may have been the result of an avalanche. Probably during the previous winter or spring of 1983- one of the heaviest snow packs on record.
Fast forward another year, another trip up Convict Creek. In August, 1985, I found yet another brand new bridge with a very substantial concrete support in the middle.
Okay! This one's gotta last 100 years or more (I thought). Yup, and the feds and the state will never
run out of the money to build these things, right?
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