The Bears are Rained Out

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Waterfall along the road

Well, what does it do in a rain forest?  It rains, of course.  And rains, and rains, and rains.  It has now been raining for almost 24 hours with very little let up from the pouring deluge.  After spending the morning in the trailer, we needed a break so we decided to make the 22 mile drive up to Salmon Glacier.  This is the fifth largest glacier in Canada.  We should have known better if the mountains at sea level were hidden in the low hanging clouds how would the glacier be visible?  

The drive is along a dirt/gravel road that leads out of Hyder and back into Canada.  Hyder was not always a ghost town.  Up until the 1960’s Hyder and Stewart were the homes for the workers in the various gold mines up this road.

The mines have been closed for many years but the glacier remains.  Also the roadside is dotted with numerous waterfalls cascading down the mountainside and down to the Salmon River below.

We did catch glimpses of the glacier through the fog and clouds and enjoyed the waterfalls.

As we returned we considered stopping at the viewing platform, but the rain was falling heavier so the bears will have to wait until tomorrow.

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Waterfall along the road
Waterfall along the road
A second falls
A second falls
Another one
Another one
A foggy Salmon Glacier
A foggy Salmon Glacier
More of the glacier
More of the glacier
A fourth falls
A fourth falls
Can you see the glacier through th…
Can you see the glacier through t…
Foggy Salmon River valley
Foggy Salmon River valley
Kettle Lake
Kettle Lake
One last falls
One last falls
Hyder sign
Hyder sign
Hyder
photo by: marg_eric