Alaska 2018 travel blog

Heading North on Cassiar

Bear Glacier

Meziadin Lake Provincial Park


Day: 11 Miles: 254 Total Day: 11 Miles: 2653 Total Miles: 2653

Start: Smithers, BC Stop: Meziadin Junction, BC

Campground: Meziadin Lake PP

Cloudy skies, drizzle, and low clouds - again. We left the Yellow Head Highway and joined the Cassiar Highway at Kitwanga. Most of the drive was through heavy forest, with rolling hills and mountains at times. As we made the turn toward Stewart, BC, at Meziadin Junction, we spotted a momma black bear and 2 cubs and watched them for a few minutes. Our best view of the day was Bear Glacier along the road to Stewart. On a sunny day the view would be spectacular. But we did have a good few of the glacier that comes down to the river only about a quarter mile from the highway. At Stewart we drove through town and checked on our preferred campground, but it was closed. We back tracked a few miles to another campground but no one was there, so we decided to drive the few miles to Hyder, AK to explore. Hyder is a very small town, and as it is early in the season - not much was open. The weather continued to be dreary, so we decided to just make the drive back to Meziadin Lake PP for the night. Meziadin Lake is a very large lake, and the campground has several sites along the shore and we got a site with a great view. Unfortunately the weather is still not cooperating – we got to sit outside before the showers started again. We did manage to get in a short walk and visit with some of our neighboring campers, before the rain started yet again.

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