On our second day in Canada we continued north on Hwy 97 until we arrived at Prince George. There we took a left turn on Hwy 16 and drove west all the way to Hwy 37 in Kitwanga. In Kitwanga we turned north onto Hwy 37.
After a while we came upon a "T" in the road. Turning right continues us northbound on Hwy 37 which is what our plans were. However the person at the gas station told us that going left onto 37A would take us into Stewart. We would also be able to see a large glacier from the highway without having to take a plane or helicopter tour. Hmmm.
OK, so we just added about 80 miles to our long day. But it was worth it. We saw some of the best views of Canada so far. Just before you get to Stewart, you pass Bear Glacier. We pulled over, took some pictures and just stayed for a little while.
Once we pulled into Stewart, there was another sign that said Alaska. So we followed it. Sure enough there was another border crossing.
There wasn't any checking us to get into this really small town of Hyder, Alaska. This was a small town of about a 100 or so. We stopped by the campground there and spoke to a couple I met
earlier in the day at a rest stop. They were staying for a couple of days. They also said there was a larger "Salmon Glacier" about another 20 miles up the dirt road from the campground. That meant that we would probably have to stay the night there and put us about a half day behind schedule. So we left.
Now back to the border crossing we pass just 5 minutes before. This time the Canadian guard wanted to see identification for all of us. We showed them our passports and even got them stamped. This time they confiscated our pepper spray. She also told us that she would have allowed us to keep our cherries and apples. I think they make up these rules day by day. Oh well, off we go.
After we passed through Stewart again, Cricket took over driving duties. This way I could view the scenery better without having to focus on the road. This also allowed me to hold the camera FIRMLY out the window and get some good pictures.
We drove on for a few more hours until about 9:00 pm. There was still another hour or more of daylight, but we came across a rest area with another motorhome so we wouldn't be parked alone. And get this: it was another National Sea Breeze motorhome FROM FLORIDA! What a coincidence. They were returning from Alaska heading south to Yellowstone, then to Texas, and then back to Dade City, Florida. How cool to meet somebody else from Florida all the way in Alaska.
That was it for today. Below are some photos from our second day in Canada.