Sun Oh Beautiful Sun

Trip Start Jul 15, 2008
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Trip End Sep 15, 2008


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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Thursday, August 14, 2008

When I woke up this morning in Stewart it was still raining heavily, but when I checked the weather forecasts for most towns either east or south it was sunny and hot. So I decided to go out and get wet with the hopes of drying out and warming up later in the day as I rode into the clear forecasted areas.
I rode over the border into Hyder Alaska which is a very interesting place because there is no customs gate going into the US at this point. So you are free to enter with no questions asked. I rode through Hyder to the Fish Creek area where grizzly bears are often seen catching salmon as the run up the river to spawn. I was not able to see any grizzlies this time but I have enclosed photographs from the past time I was here and there were many grizzlies to be seen.
I then rode the 60 Km out of the valley from the ocean in land and passed the Bear Glacier which is very close to the road. Eventually it did warm up, stop raining and at 12:11 pm the sun came out in all its glory!!! I rode south on Highway 37 to Kitwanga where there were some very old totem poles on a old historic first nation reserve.
At the end of Highway 37 I turned east onto the Yellowhead Highway (Number 16) and spent some time in Old Hazelton where there is a very well set up First Nation village with guided tours.
Then on to Moricetown where it is possible to watch people catch fish with nets from a vantage point high above the fast flowing river.
Then I continued through Smithers, a really nice small town, and have found a camping spot at Fort Telkwa campground. Yes, I am camping. It seems like it has been weeks since I have done so because of the lousy weather.

Distance travelled: 390 Km
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