Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

Here is some information taken from their website:

Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. Lynn Canyon Park is a great location for a family picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes.

Lynn Canyon Park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. Lynn Canyon Park contains second growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old.

Lynn Canyon Park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. It was built privately in 1912 when the park opened. Lynn Canyon also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.

We had our seasonal turkey dinner on Christmas eve which left Christmas Day free for venturing out in our brisk cool air to snap a few photos of the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. Imagine my surprise when I noticed this street sign as we were nearing Lynn Canyon Park

(We have our own Duval)

There was a gate blocking access to vehicle traffic and we had to scramble for the limited number of parking spots in the residential area. Many others had the same idea to come here to enjoy the solitude of nature's beauty .


After a short walk we round the corner to see the concession stand, Closed for the day.


There are no washroom facilites today and no where to purchase a hot beverage to gain relief from the cold .


Lynn Canyon is a slot canyon/gorge with hiking trails and waterfalls within the park boundaries and access to the other side is via a Cable Suspension Bridge


There are stepped walkways made of heavy timber and railway ties that make your journey easier. There are signs everywhere warning you to stay within "safe" areas of the trails as there have been many fatalities over the years from persons stepping "out of bounds" and not heeding the signs


It is a heavily forested area with great beauty and a place to gather your thoughts and just reflect on life in the absence of stress.

This is what you will notice when you cross to the other side


There are a network of trails that will take you down into the canyon to the banks of Lynn Creek


There was a mist/fog in the air and I liked the way the light streamed through the trees.


Today the surface of the Suspension Bridge was very slippery due to frost. Come with me as I walk over to the other side and back

(Make sure to click the HD button)


  1. Wonderful photos. I like the light coming through the trees.

    I take it you didn't try out any of the swimming holes?

  2. Great photos, thanks for sharing. I get a peaceful feeling just viewing your photos. GAW

  3. You commented that the bridge was causing vibrations as I was marveling at how smooth your journeying across seemed to me ... not nearly as much side to side sway as I would have expected. Lovely spot. Must visit there someday. Duval, on the other hand, perhaps not -:)))

  4. Bobskoot

    wow, nice weren't kidding that you guys live in the KW of much green this time of year.

    Redleg's Rides

  5. I like the shot with the light coming through the trees too. Also, nice title picture of you and the Mrs...but no pink Crocs?

    Is it my imagination or is your blog stretched out a little? If so, how did you do that?

  6. Now I know I have to come to get rained on to get that photo opportunity. Who was that street named after? An obscure Florida territorial governor? The mind boggles.
    ps why does she like you so much? People are always wondering that about my wife and I, but in your case probably because you are a thoroughly decent man, which I am not.

  7. Hi Bob,

    Hhmm..'Boxing day exercise'....We just eat and eat for a third straight day following British tradition lol.

    Nice clear video again bob, I waited and waited, but you never rode your Wee across, or is that video saved for a New Years Day special??



  8. Ditto on the comments about the nice photos. Very very nice, and the video was fun, too.
    Is there an unwritten rule that people stay to the right when passing. Would it be different in England?

  9. The green is why I put up with the Pacific Northwest rain. We have had nothing but fog for days. Except Christmas Day. Thank you for sharing the experience.

    P.S. Isn't there some unwritten rule that motorcycle blog header photos should have a motorcycle in them? Of course, if it's a pretty lady then it will be considered a fair substitute.

  10. The photo you took of the bench was beautiful with the rays in the for the bridge NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEVER Would you get me up there,yes yes ı know i'm a big girls blouse but nah!!
    great filmimg well done your a braver person than me :)

  11. By the way, have you seen this?

  12. Richard:

    Nope, too cold this time of year. I gather you have been here before. Let us know next time


    thank you very much. Now you've got me blushing


    I hope peacefully feeling doesn't really mean "falling asleep", but thank you, I try to show you enough to make you feel that you were there with me


    If you look carefully, you will notice stabilizer wires on both sides which stop the swaying, but there are vibrations from people walking on it


    You know Conch and his ability to always mention temperatures, shorts etc . so a couple of us are "fighting" back


    When I saw the light streaming through the trees and the bench, I had to take a shot. It reminds me of the flare you get using old cameras with their bad lenses.

    It took me a while to figure out the actual pixel dimensions for blogger for title images. My early ones were 100 pixels wide which sometimes made you have to drag the slider bar. I have now reduced this to 95 pixels and it seems to work better. I checked the stats and most visitors have 1280 x 768 resolution, I only have two IP's that use 800 x 600 when they visit so they have to use the slider bar

    Mr Conchscooter:

    Thank you for your kind words. You are more decent than words can describe. Now it's you turn to post a family portrait for us to admire


    Take a look at that video link 4 posts below yours. It freeks me out just thinking of having to cross that bridge

    Not because it is Christmas, but because prices were right, I purchased 2 new cameras this year, plus a new Toshiba laptop to handle the AVCHD codec. Since the Granville street post I have been using my new hybrid camera and shooting 720p AVCHD. I've almost perfected my system . . . (famous last words)


    I have never been to England so don't know. We drive on the right, with steering wheels on the left. Those tourists on the bridge were from Japan so probably don't drive so they don't know to keep left. I presume in Kansas they just hop into their Hummer H2 and blast down the middle


    My blog is all inclusive of photography, scenery, riding and driving but I try to put more m/c content but it is more difficult this time of year, except of course, you live in a certain place with a curmudgeony person from Italy, via the UK who dispatches for the KWPD who often takes walks with his new found dog companion with a camera in his pocket and wears PINK CROCS, not mentioning any names, of course


    If Dave's not looking, I'll hold onto your hand very tightly and lead you across.
    I also liked that light streaming through the trees


    Wow, I'm not sure I would have the nerve to ride over that

  13. I look forward to seeing you in Key West next year. Please remember by Florida law you must wear eye protection when motorcycling. I will instruct officer Betz to be on the look out (BOLO) for you. You deserve no less.

  14. Mr Conchscooter:

    I'm flattered. I've never been called a BOLO before, BOZO maybe.


  15. Dear Bobskoot:

    I wrote a nice long response to this blog episode a few days back, and then did something to erase it. I was not happy. In fact, I was tired and aggravated.

    First of all, I'd like to thank you for presenting this bridge in all its unique glory. I'd passed the park the few times I was up that way, but never had the opportunity to see it.

    Second of all, if I had walked across that bridge, it would have stretched all the way to the bottom of the gorge.

    I thought your video of the crossing was quite good. You claimed there was some vibration or swaying, but it looked quite stable from my perspective.

    I am amazed at how compact the anchors are. I would have anticipated little towers at least 15 feet high at the ends.

    But then there is the point raised by IronDad (Dan). You should have ridden across. The link supplied by Dan depicted one of the most frightening river crossings I have seen by motorcycle. In some spots, the few joists (which constitued the roadway) seemed inadequate for the weight of the bike.

    Just when I feel like I am one of the big kids, I get put in my place.

    Happy New Year...
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads