Alaska Ride – May 30th – Day #5

Got off to a decent start this morning. On the road by 8:30a. Didn’t last long though, we both realized that we forgot to put earplugs in. so we pulled over in a small town (can’t remember the name) to take care of it. At the same time, my dad’s GPS crashed. So he spent this time trying to get it working.

The big thing on the Agenda today – The Cassiar Highway. We were both looking forward to this as it is supposed to be very scenic. We stopped to get a picture at the famous sign that marks the beginning of the highway (Hey, we are going to all of those places today!).IMG_0241

I have to admit, the first section of the highway was kind of disappointing. There wasn’t really anything that made it stand out from all of the other roads we have been on up to this point. That all changes as you approach Meziadin Junction and particularly as you go down the spur to Stewart and Hyder.

We pulled into the campground near Meziadin Junction for a break. We scouted it out and decided that we wouldn’t want to stay there. It was very nice, and right on the lake, but seemed to be geared more toward RVs. The sites really didn’t have any privacy, kind of like an RV park.

So we continued on to 37A toward Stewart and Hyder. This road is by far the best on the trip so far with big, snow-capped mountains on both sides of the road. This continues all the way down to Stewart and Hyder. IMG_0242

One of the highlights on the road is Bear Glacier. We stopped for a bit to get some pictures.

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This picture is not quite as good, it is lacking a fine KTM 1190R…

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We stopped for gas and lunch in Stewart and then proceeded to Hyder to check into a campground. Well, it turns out that the campground in Hyder is closed to tent camping because of all the bears. So, it was back to Stewart for us.

We are staying at the Bear River RV Park. We’ve actually got a spot that is secluded from the rest of the campground. The lady who checked us in said they haven’t seen any bears in the park yet this year….EEK! The campground has nice facilities and a little store with snacks and souvenirs. The best part – they have SHOWERS! Four minutes of awesome warm wetness for just $1. We took advantage of the free WiFi while we did our laundry.

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While we were hanging out on the Patio surfing the net, Kevin the scooter guy showed up (he said I could use his picture)

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Apparently ~40 scooters are showing up this weekend and they are going on a 10-day cannonball run to New Orleans. Pretty Cool!

We haven’t figured out our plan for tomorrow. It sounds like the road to Salmon Glacier is still covered in snow, which is a bummer. We may stay and relax an extra day here (and go verify ourselves that there is snow on the road), or we may continue our way north.

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