Tonight we are in Stewart, B.C. which is on the border with Hyder, Alaska. We decided to stay on the B.C. side to save having to go though the border twice with the bus. We plan to stay here 2 or 3 days and see the sights. For those who are not aware Hyder is a tiny tourist town in southeast Alaska that is not directly connected by road to any other part of Alaska. We are still a long way from most of Alaska. I just checked google and Anchorage is listed as 1353 miles away and the next closest Alaska city by road is Skagway with is 694 miles. We have a long ways to go.
We are at the Bear River RV Park which has full hookups which is a wooded campground on the edge of town with easy access for big rvs and has full hookups, wifi and cable tv.
We had decided a few days ago to go through northern B.C. on the Cassair highway rather than the Alaska highway. We could change our mind any time until we went through Prince George which was the point where the routes diverged. The morning we were to go through Prince George we heard that a large section of the Alaska was closed due to a forrest fire. So that reinforced our decision to take the Cassair. So far the road has been a good two lane highway with very little traffic. The only moment that gave me pause was when I saw the long one lane wooden bridge over the Nass River. My foot reflexively came off the accelerator and started for the brake. My brain quickly reassured me that logging trucks and semis weighing more than twice what we do use this road routinely and we crossed easily. The most scenic section so far was the road spur to Stewart and Hyder with great views some of which are shown above.