We left Buena Vista on 24 September. CCSP was a few hours away. We’ll be staying 2 weeks in the state park so we purchase an annual pass ($70) – and even with that added to cost of campgrounds the per day rate was great. 100′ pull through sites, FHU. We were behind some trees so we had trouble with reception on the satellite….OTHER than that we will return to this park. It was great. Running trails all over. And 4 miles from Vanessa and Sergei. YAY!!!!!
We departed Stewart, BC late morning. Beautiful Mtns covered with fog. 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. Fall is just around the corner. The amazing Bear Family. Mama Bear and her 3 cubs were safely away from the highway grazing. Then, she decided to get them to the safety of the woods. They weren’t following her so she stood up and called them! 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. One by one, each cub, did EXACTLY as she had done. Up the tree and jumped off. Cub #2 And Cub #3. 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). Sights along the way. 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. And the begonia’s too. Greenhouse where she grows delicious Tomatoes.
What a FUN afternoon with Roger and Kay! Just a few more trips across the border into Alaska. Sculpture “Wall Art” at Hyder Bar. This is the way I thought all of Alaska and The Yukon would be. Just kidding; but it seems like it should. 3rd Largest Glacier in the World. Raymond ‘living on the edge’. Beautiful Blue Ice of Salmon Glacier. 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. And the bears come out to Fish Creek Overlook Park, Hyder, AK. Salmon in Fish Creek. Great viewing walkway above the reach of the bears.
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.
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. LOL We pick our parks carefully, usually when Class A RV fit so do we! And this is the view from the office. Nice!