A bown bear
He was large and laying in the right of way. Seemed to be a little annoyed that we would take any interest in him.
Stayed the night at Camp Run-A-Muck in Hyder, AK. This campground was nestled in amongst really tall trees that I think were Sitka Spruce. Mosquitos were prolific! The town is at sea level and surrounded by mountains that are several thousand feet high. Makes for a very inpressive view. We made the run back out to the Cassiar Hwy and were again overwhelmed by the vistas, waterfalls, glaciers, and BEARS. In total today, we saw 10 black bears and one grizzly. The grizzly was already in the brush by the time Gena & I got there - - took several pictures, but the bear is hard to pick out in the brush, and so is not included here. Did get good pictures of some of the other bears. Road was really great until about 40 mi south of Dease Lake where it turned from a hot mix asphalt pavement to a double or triple surface treatment pavement (much better than gravel, but still pretty rough). Had several miles of dirt road that had been sprayed with a dust paliative (looked like motor oil!) and was really pretty smooth but would hate to have to drive on it in the rain! Saw
lots more snow capped mountains. Trees are getting shorter. It is now 9:40 PM and the sun is just now going down behind a mountain to the west of us - - LONG DAYS. Tomorrow the goal is to get to Teslin, Yukon and the next day to Skagway.
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