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Trip Start Jul 15, 2008
56Trip End Sep 15, 2008
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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
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