That is not a path, it is a crack in the hillside!
The main highway in the Okanagan Valley, Highway 97, has been closed north of Summerland. It will stay closed until at least Monday while geotechnical engineers examine a dangerous slab of rock poised above the highway. A crack above the rock widened about 10 cm in the last few days. The crack was noticed by workers who were widening the highway.
Geotechnical engineers say the fissure is several feet wide and is around 30 feet deep. Rough estimates are that around 300,000 cubic metres of rock are moving on the face.
The shutdown severs the main artery between Penticton to Kelowna in B.C.’s Okanagan region.
Arthon Construction… estimates it will take at least a few days to repair the face….
Northbound motorists are advised to detour via Highway 33 or Highway 3. The alternate route will add at least a few hours to the trip.
If it’s granite, that’s around two million tonnes of rock.
The photo below must be taken from the north because the lake is on on the left.
Lake Okanagan, looking south along Highway 97