Albion Falls fencing begins

News Jul 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

New fencing to practically seal off access to Albion Falls could be up by the weekend.

Work began Wednesday on permanent chainlink fencing around the top of the gorge at the popular east Mountain natural site. 

The fence will be six feet high except where there is existing guardrail, said Kara Bunn, the city’s manager of parks and cemeteries. In those sections it will be eight feet.

Once it is  up, brush will also be used to bolster the fencing in sections the city finds breaches — either by people climbing over or by cutting through the fence.

“We’ll see what happens and we’ll respond to it,” said Bunn. “It’s a work in progress right now.”

Last weekend, orange snow fence put up by the city was ripped down or trampled upon by many people wanting to descend into the gorge.

Two people have died — one last month and one last summer — and numerous rescues have been performed over the last year at Albion Falls as more and more tourists flock to the area.

The city is trying to keep people out of the gorge and instead use lookout platforms located on the north side.

Albion Falls fencing begins

City of Hamilton trying to keep people out of gorge

News Jul 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

New fencing to practically seal off access to Albion Falls could be up by the weekend.

Work began Wednesday on permanent chainlink fencing around the top of the gorge at the popular east Mountain natural site. 

The fence will be six feet high except where there is existing guardrail, said Kara Bunn, the city’s manager of parks and cemeteries. In those sections it will be eight feet.

Once it is  up, brush will also be used to bolster the fencing in sections the city finds breaches — either by people climbing over or by cutting through the fence.

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“We’ll see what happens and we’ll respond to it,” said Bunn. “It’s a work in progress right now.”

Last weekend, orange snow fence put up by the city was ripped down or trampled upon by many people wanting to descend into the gorge.

Two people have died — one last month and one last summer — and numerous rescues have been performed over the last year at Albion Falls as more and more tourists flock to the area.

The city is trying to keep people out of the gorge and instead use lookout platforms located on the north side.

Albion Falls fencing begins

City of Hamilton trying to keep people out of gorge

News Jul 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

New fencing to practically seal off access to Albion Falls could be up by the weekend.

Work began Wednesday on permanent chainlink fencing around the top of the gorge at the popular east Mountain natural site. 

The fence will be six feet high except where there is existing guardrail, said Kara Bunn, the city’s manager of parks and cemeteries. In those sections it will be eight feet.

Once it is  up, brush will also be used to bolster the fencing in sections the city finds breaches — either by people climbing over or by cutting through the fence.

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“We’ll see what happens and we’ll respond to it,” said Bunn. “It’s a work in progress right now.”

Last weekend, orange snow fence put up by the city was ripped down or trampled upon by many people wanting to descend into the gorge.

Two people have died — one last month and one last summer — and numerous rescues have been performed over the last year at Albion Falls as more and more tourists flock to the area.

The city is trying to keep people out of the gorge and instead use lookout platforms located on the north side.