Sunday, September 2, 2012

On the Shores of Meziadin Lake

We left Stewart and headed back to the Cassiar Highway. It has been raining again as you can see what the picture above. We drove the 40 minute or so drive back to the Cassiar Highway and made a right turn south about a half mile to Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, another great find. It is a hugh lake and a very pretty campground. We have a great spot right on the water.



View from our site

We haven't had cell service since Whitehorse and still don't but this park does have wifi, which I think is unusual for a government park. We love this campground and are going to stay through the holiday as both USA and Canada celebrate Labor Day this weekend. Lucky that we are as the first few days were cold and one day rained just about all day getting a little harder each time it started back up. Thursday afternoon it cleared up and we enjoyed sitting outside. Friday, it was cloudy in the morning but we decided to take the drive to Stewart. We need to get some more supplies, such as food and wine. We also planned to drive to Salmon Glacier and stop again at the area where bears are suppose to be. As we drove the road the sun started to come out and we had a nice sunny day. YEAH!!

Lots of waterfalls and Bear Glacier with some blue skies.




Just as we drove up to Fish Creek, a mother and cubs were crossing the road. A few cars were ahead of us and one in a hurry and he didn't stop and the bears were scared away. If we hadn't had to park in the second parking area we would have seen them go under the bridge but just missed them. No bears at the creek this time either. A number of them had been there a few hours before.


It is about 16 more miles on the unpaved and with lots of pot holes. Once Joe aired down the tires, it was a little better but was a long but pretty drive.


Joe airing down the tires


Salmon Glacier is the fifth largest glacier in North America. We started in Stewart, BC, went through Hyder, Alaska and then back into BC where the Glacier actually is. It is quite impressive. You come to a summit which is the view point and what views. WOW!!






Looks like a nice ski run, doesn't it?








There are a number of mines in this area, some still active working mines. Lumber is the other main industry.




An old church in Hyder


Saturday it was nice weather and we tried out the sail on our sea eagle. As soon as we got out in the water, the wind stopped completely. We had to use our paddles part of the way out and then the boat went very slowly. The next day after some rain, we debated going out as now it was very, very windy. We tried but didn't stay out long. Hopefully next time will be just right. It was also very cold and was cold the rest of the day. Well we had our usual few days of sun and the rest filled with rain, clouds and cold. We are going to spend a few long days driving as we want to get back in the lower 48 by the weekend. Hopefully to some warmer weather. please at least in the 70's. As I said before, even with the not great weather, we have had a wonderful time this summer in the north country and would do it again.


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