Blue Ice, Glaciers & a Taste of Alaska


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May 30th 2010
Published: May 31st 2010
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between Stewart and Meziadin Jct
From Vanderhoof we drove west along the Yellowhead, through the lake region, passing numerous pretty lakes lined with pines and aspens. We drove alongside and crossed several rushing rivers with muddy brown water.

At Kitwanga we turned onto Hwy 37, the Cassiar, after stopping for fuel and to see totem poles and an old church and belltower. As we headed north we kept seeing the beautiful, snow-covered Coast Mountains. At Meziadin Junction, we turned west on 37A towards Stewart. Another beautiful drive and we got to see our first blue ice and our first glacier, Bear Glacier. We saw dozens of waterfalls formed by the melting snows.

At Stewart, the campground where we had intended to stay turned us away. Because of bears, they don’t allow tents or soft-sided campers. The manager told us he had a grizzly in the campground last night. We then headed for the municipal park in Stewart, but it was not open. So we just brought ourselves back into the USA to Hyder, Alaska. Hyder is a very small town with dirt roads. There was no US customs at the border, but we will have to go through Canadian customs tomorrow to get back
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we were stopped for road constructions and this deer was standing beside the road.
to Stewart.

The mosquitoes and flies started to become bothersome this afternoon. I think we will have to deal with them for the next few weeks.

Today we saw three bald eagles, two mule deer, one moose, one coyote, and a black bear. Another good day.



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Bulkley RiverBulkley River
Bulkley River

at Moricetown
Blue Ice on mountainsBlue Ice on mountains
Blue Ice on mountains

between Stewart and Meziadin Jct
Waterfall and snowWaterfall and snow
Waterfall and snow

between Stewart and Meziadin Jct
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Bear Glacier

close up of leading edge
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Bear Glacier

close up of near top, love that color


31st May 2010

Wonders of Nature
You are building some beautiful memories (few exceptions) and having some wonderful experiences of nature that you can only enjoy by doing what you are doing! Thank you for letting us live this trip with you. Sounds like a trip of a lifetime!
31st May 2010
Bear Glacier

Amazing pictures!!!!!!
I can't express to you all how much I am enjoying this trip with you. My oh my what fabulous memories you all will have. I can't imagine seeing those those sights in person. Phenomenal!!!!
2nd June 2010

I love the glaciier pics. AWESOME!
2nd June 2010

wonderful!!

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