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Salmon Glacier
From Stewart, British Columbia, the two RV Gypsies entered Hyder, Alaska. The border guards did not stop cars or RVs coming into Hyder, only on the way out. The road went past the bear viewing area and became a lousy dirt road. After a bit, there was a very small sign "Welcome to British Columbia", but there was no sign of a border control. After viewing the glacier, the road continued down to a mine, but it was blocked off, so everyone returned to Hyder. Salmon Glacier was built to connect Stewart with mining interests to the north. The toe of Salmon Glacier is seen at mile 17.2 and mile 22.9 provides a spectacular view of the glacier along with an improved parking area, pick tables and outhouses.
The two RV Gypsies went on a self-guided driving tour on Salmon Glacier Road. The road was curvy, bumpy, dusty, and extremely narrow in places. Notice the big crack in the windshield in the photos below.
muddy road
dirt road
river
river
first views of Salmon Glacier
first view of Salmon Galcier
first viewsof Salmon Galcier
first views of Salmon Galcier
New RV friends of the two RV Gypsies - Doug and Renee from California
Doug and Renee
Doug and Renee
Below: Several waterfalls along the roadway
a waterfall
a waterfall
a waterfall
Another waterfall, but on the other side of the street, the water came out of a pipe under the road and continued down the mountain.
waterfall
drainage down the mountain
Mile 22.9 is supposed to provide a spectacular view of the glacier along with an improved parking area, picnic tables and outhouses. However, since it was such a foggy day, the only view the two RV Gypsies got while looking down where the glacier was supposed to be was a big hole full of fog.
view from the summit - too cloudy
Driving back down, the clouds lifted just a bit and provided a slight view of the glacier.
Salmon Glacier
Salmon Glacier
Lee Duquette at Salmon Glacier
Karen Duquette at Salmon Glacier
Salmon Glacier
toe of Salmon Glacier - sign
When the two RV Gypsies saw the view below, they said simultaneously - "WOW! Look at that blue lake." - then they both laughed.
toe of Salmon Glacier
lake at toe of Salmon Glacier
sign - PremierMine Viewpoint
Lee Duquette at Premier Mine Viewpoint
PremierMine Viewpoint
PremierMine Viewpoint
PremierMine Viewpoint
PremierMine Viewpoint
PremierMine Viewpoint
PremierMine Viewpoint

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August 16-19, 2009
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Hyder Alaska and bears

Salmon Glacier

A bear caught and ate a fish then ran up and down the river

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Hyder Alaska and Stewart BC form the dividing line between Alaska and Canada. The two RV Gypsies camped in Stewart and drove across the border to see the bears in Hyder. You have already seen the bears, now see the campground and the new RV friends of the two RV Gypsies, then continue the journey of the two RV Gypsies as they leave Alaska and travel through Canada again and they encounter MORE BEARS, including a black bear. There was no security going from BC to Alaska here, but there was security going from Hyder to BC.