ER07 - East Bank - Fisher's Footing
The arch of the bridge comes to its end here, heavy wood and steel meeting graded earth with all the dirt and dust such joints entail. Ruts worn in the earth lead south along a narrow road as well as east, following the slope up from the riverbank toward the foot of Mischance Mountain looming overhead. A sign by the south road marks the Maple Hills maple farm and, for tourists, the road down to the head of Tamarack Falls.
A smaller path, worn by feet instead of wheels, circles around the bridge itself to the sheltered, shadowed underside where aged chairs and benches have accumulated over time, at distances perfect for fishermen to snag a plump, unwary catch from the small swirling pools eating away at the soil of the bank.