Son Chris collects pictures of BC Hydro sites, and we are always glad to have an excuse to fly! Here are his choices from the images of that flight:
|upstream of Mica Dam at 5,000 ft|
|Mica Dam, downstream, closer view|
|Mica Dam reservoir (Kinbasket Lake)|
Mica Dam is located near the apex of the Big Bend highway. Constructed in 1940, this was the road link between Revelstoke and Golden. Bill was on the highway crew in 1962 that completed the TransCanada highway through Roger's Pass. The next time you are stopped on that route for avalanche control, consider that you could be adding 160 km and 7 hours to your trip!