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Published: August 3rd 2010
Totems greet visitors to Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre in the Yukon
After leaving Skagway, we weaved back through parts of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory to get to the Cassiar Highway. The Cassiar is a shorter route back to the Lower 48 than the Alaska Highway; and we wanted to visit parts of southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California before headed to points southeast.
We did make one more day trip back into Alaska at Hyder, where we expected to watch bears fishing for salmon from a famous viewing platform run by the National Park Service. We parked the coaches at a lovely lakeside Provincial Park at Meziadin Junction, BC and took the car across the border at Stewart, BC, into Hyder, AK, where there was NO U.S. Customs station. (There WAS a Canadian one coming back out.) So, don’t forget your passports!
Well, our visit was a disappointment, mainly because the bears were taking a siesta and it was chilly and rainy. Oh well, you can’t win them all.
We stayed a couple of nights at the campground where we spied some intrepid Canadians swimming in the COLD water. I guess to them it wasn’t that cold.
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