Saturday, May 30, 2009

After leaving our campground in Hazelton, we went back into the town of New Hazelton for fuel. Since we were planning about 50 gallons of fuel, the attendent opened up the card lock fuel system for us as it would be faster. We took on 175.69 litres at $0.859 for a total of $150.92 (Canadian). When we went into the office to pay, we had a problem with MasterCard refusing our card for some reason. We had used it the day before with no problem. We had to call and explain to them that we are fulltime RVers traveling all over and currently on a trip through Canada and Alaska. That caused about a 10 minute delay, but at least we were able to get it resolved and get on the road. The following sign marks the start of the Cassiar Highway.
Just a few miles up the road we spotted our first moose on the trip...well, the south end of a northbound moose anyway.

We saw around 8 bear before seeing this one that where we actually had enough time to take photos. Most of the others we saw as they just lifted a their head from grazing at the side of the road and didn't have enough time to slow down or stop. The first photo is where it was grazing at the side of the road.

These next three photos are of the bear running across the road from right to left after it got tired of being photographed.

The following photo is at the intersection of Highway 37 (the Cassiar) and 37A (the highway to Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK). The Cassiar Highway continues to the right, and we took the left turn to go to Stewart and Hyder.

We were able to pull off the road to get this next photo of Bear Glacier. The photo does not do it justice and show all of the beautiful blue color which can be seen in the glacier.

We arrived at the Bear River RV Park ($48.30 Canadian with Good Sam discount) where we will stay for 2 nights and full hookups with 30amp electric, cable tv, and free wi-fi.

Here is the sign where we entered Hyder.

We drove around town for a bit, then drove north to the bear viewing walkway. We were informed by some people there that we had just missed a bear. We drove back to town to have a drink at the Glacier Bar in Hyder. They have been in business there since 1956 and are getting ready to start serving breakfast, lunch, and dinners for the first time starting on Sunday. We came back to the RV to enjoy some cable tv and free wi-fi available in the campground.

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