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Oct 3, 2018 - Stewart, British Columbia

We arrived at Stewart for two nights. The drive was very foggy leaving Dease Lake but cleared up about half way to Stewart and was a very nice drive. About 35 miles from Stewart we arrived at Meziadin Junction on a lake by that name. The road from there to Stewart cuts through a narrow cut through the mountains and then on the Stewart. In the cut there are glaciers and areas where you can see where avalanches are common. In fact, there are signs warning of avalanches with a small sign hanging below that says "Year Round". Right next to...

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Aug 22, 2018 - Wolf, Bear & Forgotten Passports in Hyder & Stewart

It was the day we almost became American, or at least residents of Hyder. Up and at ‘em this morning, quick brekkie of toast, and out into the wet – plenty of rain overnight, and the clouds were hanging low – but at least it wasn’t smoke!!! We were off to the Wildlife Observation area north of Hyder, back in Alaska. It was a much different day, with plenty of low-lying cloud and mist. Not much to see at first, then Benjamin and one of the Park Service personnel started gesticulating at me…a wolf had wandered into the lagoon area. I got back...

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Aug 21, 2018 - Sunshine & Mountains - Off to Stewart, BC & Hyder, Alaska

We were pushing on to Stewart, BC, and Hyder, Alaska today, so I wanted to make an early move out of Hazelton. It was a beautiful morning. It was still smoky, but the sun was working hard to break through. With Jax prepping the inside, and some help from Benjamin outside, we were on the road shortly after 9:30am. We bypassed the Ksan Heritage Village, determined to get to Stewart by early afternoon. That being said, we couldn’t resist a stop between Old and New Hazelton, at the Hagwilget Canyon Bridge. The suspension bridge is single lane,...

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Aug 11, 2018 - Stewart B C

After a very long drive in the rain, we arrived at Stewart BC. The last 37 kilometers were on highway 37a which is called the Glacier Highway. It was raining coming into town but the glaciers, thousands of waterfalls, and rivers were amazing. We will be leaving in a couple days and hope to get some pictures on our way out of town. Stewart is another little town of 800 that is pretty cut off from the rest of the world. They are at least 250 miles for any grocery stores, shopping or anything. They are also not connected to the Alaska...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Travel to Stewart

Had our longest travel day today so didn’t get many pictures. Pat saw three separate black bears along the road. There were beautiful vistas, lakes and streams but much of today was tree lined roadway. The drive (65 km) from the Cassiar Highway is beautiful indeed. They recommended pictures be taken in the morning sun so we didn’t take any of the glaciers on the way into town. Stewart has a port as does Hyder, Alaska. Not too much going on otherwise, but there are logs and crushed rock loaded onto ships here and transported to Asia. There...

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Aug 13, 2017 - Stewart & Hyder

We dumped our tanks and left, planning to go halfway to Stewart. We had lovely scenery as usual, lots of glacial views. We arrived at “Bell 2 Hotel/RV”, our halfway point. It looked okay so we paid for one night and found our site. Upon pulling next to the electric box we found out they only had 15 amp not 50 amp (which is what we both heard the clerk say). This will not do, so back to the office we got our credit and left. We drove the rest of way along views of the awesome Coastal Mountains to Stewart, B.C. We drove through a narrow...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Hyder Alaska

We started the day with a cold lake swim, played ball and jumped off the docks. It was fantastic. Then drove to Stewart/Hyder Alaska. Stewart is a small sea port with about 400 people, Hyder is even smaller. Mom and Dad had lunch at toastmaker, seafood chowder and halibut sandwich. They said it was soooo good they ordered extra for dinner. Then we drove the self-guided tour to Salmon glacier. At fish creek we stopped, that's where bears catch salmon in July. We had to stay in the car. Then up the hill for 17 miles for a breath taking view...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK

Sept 3-4 Stewart, BC Stewart BC and Hyder, AK is a another port where the military came in bringing supplies to build the Alaska Highway. Very small town and Hyder is almost a ghost town. The town of Stewart its at the head of th portland canal, a steep, narrow ocean fjord that forms a natural boundary between British Columbia and Alaska. Population of approximately 500. Before the stock market crash in1929, Stewart wa a boomtown of more that ten thousand people. It was the base for people working in the enormous rich Premier gold nd...

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Aug 26, 2016 - Iskut to Stewart, BC

August 26. 2016 Last night we met Tom and Barbara who approached Bob because he was having a glass of wine. They liked wine so thought we might we worth a conversation! A second marriage for both who met in Seattle 10 years ago. He is a vet pathology PHd and she had a masters in a field akin to that. She grew up camping, living with her family on a sailboat etc. but was originally from Palo Alto and grew up with wine. He is a self-acclaimed farm boy. They have been traveling for 7 years in their “5th wheel’ with time spent with...

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Aug 24, 2016 - Day 59 Stewart

Day 59 Bear River RV Park. Today we mostly just chilled out. Went into town after lunch and went to the museum. They had a video on the history of Stewart. Pretty much like Leadville. Mining boom and bust. They are in the process of reopening one of the copper mines we saw on the road up to the glacier. That explains the truck and heli traffic. Walked out on the boardwalk where the original town was located. Now just some piling so in the marsh. Wifi there was exceptionally frustrating...I'm writing this from next stop.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 23, 2016 - Day 58 Stewart, BC

Day 58.Bear River RV Park. Sun and 72 degrees!! Veritable heat wave. We crossed into Hyder, AK pop. 100 and Drove up to Salmon Glacier. It's a 22 mile drive on a washer board, winding road. Pretty steep in spots. We were right near the top of the glacier and could see it as it wound down the mountain. Windy and cool on top, but pretty awesome. At the start of the road is a fish creek where they have a boardwalk to view the Bears eating the salmon....only there were no bears, just a lot of stinky, dead fish. Supposedly the Bears fish mostly...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 22, 2016 - Day 57 Stewart, BC

Day 57 Bear River RVPark. SUNNY and WARM! Wow! So nice to be warm and see the sun...real sun. Saw 2 bears... Only got 1 picture as the first one scooted into the bushes too fast. Glaciers and waterfalls on the drive in. Better road. Went into town to the Visitor Center and grocery (such as it is). $10.00 for a half gallon of ice cream!!! But it was my special kind.

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Alaska...Again 2016

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