Stewart, British Columbia
Aug 11, 2012
|Cloudy and 56 degrees this morning but no rain to start the day.
I departed Dease Lake RV Park at 08:10AM on Highway 37 (Cassiar Highway) south.
The road was much better than yesterday; however, it was still narrow in a lot of places and not marked for the first 74 miles. 74 miles into today’s drive the highway was finally marked and it lasted all the way to Stewart, British Columbia.
There were two areas with road construction where I had to wait 10 minutes for the first and 15 minutes for the second. At the first area there was a 40KM (25 miles) where they were putting down chip seal that made driving slow and very dusty. About half way through I had to wait for a pilot car to go the rest of the way.
The second area they were clearing trees along the highway. According to a previous sign they are constructing a power line through there. There was quite a line of vehicles when they finally released us to continue south.
The drive from Dease Lake to Stewart, British Columbia was very scenic. Lots of mountains, lakes, and rivers, but no wildlife.
I stopped for pictures of Bear Glacier just before arriving in Stewart. I arrived at the Bear River RV Park at 14:30PM. 30amp E/W/S. No cell phone service here. I have been without cell phone service for the past three days now.
I talked to some individuals who are in a caravan and they said the individual in yesterday’s accident was to be released from the hospital today so that is good news.
After dinner I drove over to Hyder, Alaska and to the Fish Creek viewing platform. I saw a grizzly, bald eagle, and a golden eagle.
No Internet, no DirecTV, and no cell phone service. The RV Park Wi-Fi is very weak. I will try to post this and will have to post the pictures when I can get a better signal.
241.3 RV miles today – 5 hours and 45 minutes driving time.
17.1 SUV miles.