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Upper Gnat Lake

We made the second half of the drive to Hyder this morning.  Most of the trip continued down the Cassier.  There are lakes and mountains all along the roadway, but many of the lakes are hidden by the trees that are growing close to the highway.  Shortly after leaving Dease Lake, Bullwinkle walked across the road in front of us.  He didn’t stay long for photos but we did get a few through the windshield.  The lower half of the road is in good condition so the drive was easy.  At one pull off we noticed some people looking to the mountain off to the west.  After looking for ourselves we found the little white dots on the mountainside.  There were close to two dozen mountain goats perched high on the mountain.  You can see in the picture that the white dots have legs. 

On the final road into Hyder we found one of the bears we have come to Hyder to see.  He was walking along the side of the road eating clover.  Then suddenly he ran across the road right at the car and into the brush.

By the time we got to Stewart, the Canadian town next to Hyder where the campground is located, it had started raining.  That seems to the norm for this trip.  After setting up and eating some lunch, we headed to the bear viewing platform in Hyder.  We were not there long when a black bear showed up ate a few berries and some leaves, walked along Fish Creek and finally left the way he came in.  Since the rain was still falling, we opted to return to the trailer for dinner and will return to Fish Creek tomorrow.

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Upper Gnat Lake
Upper Gnat Lake
Stikine River
Stikine River
Low hanging clouds
Low hanging clouds
Barrage River
Barrage River
Bullwinkle
Bullwinkle
Iskut River and canyon
Iskut River and canyon
Field of fireweed
Field of fireweed
Mountain goats
Mountain goats
Bear Glacier
Bear Glacier
Eating clover
Eating clover
Heading across the road
Heading across the road
First bear at Fish Creek
First bear at Fish Creek
Walking along the river
Walking along the river
Hyder
photo by: marg_eric