Bears and Flowers

We departed Stewart, BC late morning.  Beautiful Mtns covered with fog.01-DSC_0094 02-DSC_0106 03-DSC_0109 04-DSC_0119 Everywhere we’ve been in Canada and Alaska, we’ve seen lots of men and women on bikes….loaded down with their gear.    What great shape they are in for the mountains.05-DSC_0123 06-DSC_0125 Fall is just around the corner.07-DSC_0127 08-DSC_0147 09-DSC_0152 The amazing Bear Family.    Mama Bear and her 3 cubs were safely away from the highway grazing.10-DSC_0194 Then, she decided to get them to the safety of the woods.11-DSC_0196 They weren’t following her so she stood up and called them!12-DSC_0202 13-DSC_0205 14-DSC_0208 As she approached the woods, it appeared she was going to climb a tree.   But, instead, she climbed just a few feet and jumped off to keep going into the woods.15-DSC_0217 One by one, each cub, did EXACTLY as she had done.   Up the tree and jumped off.16-DSC_0220 Cub #217-DSC_0224 And Cub #3.18-DSC_0227 And all 4 disappear into the woods.    MOST amazing thing I’ve seen.    (you can probably imagine just how many pictures I took of that….even though it only lasted very a few minutes).19-DSC_0229 Sights along the way.20-DSC_0238 We stayed in Houston, BC for the night.    SW of us the road has been closed for the China Rose Wildfire, but it is now open.   Lots of smoke in the area so we are hoping we they remain open tomorrow so we can pass.      In the meantime, the owners of Shady Rest RV Campground have beautiful flowers everywhere we look.    The Dahlia’s up here are the largest I’ve ever seen.21-DSC_0246 22-DSC_0247 23-DSC_0248 24-DSC_0249 25-DSC_0250 26-DSC_0251 27-DSC_0252 28-DSC_0253 29-DSC_0254 And the begonia’s too.30-DSC_0256 31-DSC_0257 32-DSC_0258 33-DSC_0259 34-DSC_0260 Greenhouse where she grows delicious Tomatoes.35-DSC_0261

Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska

What a FUN afternoon with Roger and Kay!    Just a few more trips across the border into Alaska.01-DSC_0012 Sculpture “Wall Art” at Hyder Bar.Hyder, Alaska Bar 03-DSC_0015 04-DSC_0017 This is the way I thought all of Alaska and The Yukon would be.   Just kidding; but it seems like it should.05-DSC_0018 3rd Largest Glacier in the World.Salmon Glacier, BC, Canada   3rd largest Glacier in the World Raymond ‘living on the edge’.07-DSC_0035 08-DSC_0047 09-DSC_0058 10-DSC_0059 Beautiful Blue Ice of Salmon Glacier.11-DSC_0073 12-DSC_0082 IF you ever go to Stewart, BC be sure to go 1 block off the main road through town to eat at “The Bus”.    BEST FOOD EVER.    Fresh Halibut cannot be beat.The Bus - Best Place in Hyder to eat And the bears come out to Fish Creek Overlook Park, Hyder, AK.14-DSC_0100 15-DSC_0105 16-DSC_0109 17-DSC_0110 Salmon in Fish Creek.Salmon Great viewing walkway above the reach of the bears.19-DSC_0119 20-DSC_0122 21-DSC_0125 22-DSC_0135 Salmon all around him/her 24-DSC_0145 25-DSC_0151 26-DSC_0152 27-DSC_0156 28-DSC_0164 29-DSC_0180

Roger and Kay!Roger & Kaye

Bear River RV Park, Stewart, BC

While we were in Iskut, BC, we ran into a couple (actually 2 couples traveling together) that we’d been in the same park with at 5 other locations.   They told us about taking a side trip off of BC37 to Stewart, BC/Hyder, AK.    So Raymond and I decided to do that side trip.  We wanted a little time to rest before pushing on to Seattle.

 

What a nice stop.   Campground was great and Roger and Kay, and Bill and Kaye, we parked next to us.     Roger and Kay asked us to join them to see the Bears at Fish Creek Overlook Park and drove us up to Salmon Glacier.     So much fun!   Looking forward to seeing them again soon.4-DSC_0009 3-DSC_0006 2-DSC_0004 Site 33A  Bear River RV Park, Stewart, BC Canada

Teslin, Yukon to Iskut, British Columbia

We have turned South on Stewart-Cassier Hwy (BC37).01-DSC_0096 02-DSC_0099 03-DSC_010204-DSC_0115 We stopped to enjoy this Ruffed Grouse family cross the highway.Ruffed Grouse 06-DSC_0124 07-DSC_0134 08-DSC_0135 Jade City, BC      Coming to The Discovery Channel this Fall.09-DSC_0141 10-DSC_0144 Look how high they place their fire hydrants.Fire Hydrants are built above the snow line 12-DSC_0158

Narrow roads with no center lines and drop offs.   Always an Adventure.13-DSC_0171

Mountain Shadow RV Park, Iskut, BC

When you are driving a rig that is over 60′ long, you always wonder about being able to get out when you turn on a road like this….to get to an RV park.    LOLThe turnoff hwy 37 to Mountain Shadows RV Park, Iskut, BC We pick our parks carefully, usually when Class A RV fit so do we!   And this is the view from the office.     Nice!Mountain Shadows RV Park, Iskut, BC

Plenty of grounds to walk around.Looking back at the RV park from the Lake

Beautiful short hike through the woods to get to this lake.   IF anyone is interested, this 203 acre RV park is For Sale.04-DSC_0187 05-DSC_0188 Startled another family of Grouse as we walked through the woods.06-DSC_0191 07-DSC_0193 08-DSC_0194 09-DSC_0197 10-DSC_0199 11-DSC_0200

Heading out of Alaska

 

Off we go, today!    Heading toward Seattle, WA to have our Smart car repaired.   It’s just so much easier to sightsee in the Smart.   Beautiful day to be on the road.01-DSC_0037

I just never tire of seeing snow-capped mountains.02-DSC_0040 03-DSC_0043 Fall is right around the corner 05-DSC_0057 06-DSC_0076 07-DSC_0080 08-DSC_0109

We are always on the lookout for the random animal along the side of the road….and today didn’t disappoint.    Grizzly.09-DSC_0123 10-DSC_0131 11-DSC_0138 12-DSC_0154 Destruction Bay RV Park in The Yukon along The Alaska Highway is our stop for the night.13-DSC_0164 14-DSC_0166 15-DSC_0176

Chicken, Alaska

 

Such a lovely, off the grid, place to visit.   I think Raymond and I both would stay longer….and suspect we’ll come back here another year.

The view from our window

Yep, bathrooms are outhouses!   But, I must say even though we had ‘pay’ showers they were great!

Outhouses

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Raymond and I got in his runs and my walks….and used the runway, when it wasn’t in use.06-DSC_0026

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Unusual Alaska flowers.

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Another beautiful sunset in Chicken, Alaska