New Hazelton to Iskut – 458km

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Today we travelled the Cassiar Highway, not many people live in this area, its pretty isolated.  Again lots of trees, mountains, and had a bit more rain but thankfully we missed the thunderstorms forecast again today.  Temps getting cooler as we head further north, and in fact up in Prudhoe Bay where we are going in about 8 days, there is even snow, so praying that will be all gone.  The scenery continues to be stunning but so hard to capture.

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Yes, that’s snow.

Saw 4 wild black bears and thought of our friend Sue who was wanting to see bears in the wild on our last trip to the States.  3 were right beside the road.

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The other young bear was on a bank where Charlie was taking a photo, except that he didn’t see it until a vehicle passing the other way stopped.  He gave the thumbs up sign that he was okay but they stayed there.  He turned to see what they were looking at and there was the bear feeding on the side of the bank about 20ft away.  The only thing is, where there is a baby bear, the mummy is not too far away and so he snapped a shot and moved quickly!

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There is not a lot of accommodation on this stretch of road so we pre-booked a log cabin on the edge of a lake.  First impressions didn’t live up to the reviews but it turned out to be a really cool place to stay.

Sitting in the sun at 7:00pm, so tranquil.

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This is Glenn from Blenheim NZ, he is a helicopter pilot working locally.

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Also met Johan and Else from Belgium on 2 BMW’s, who are getting to the end of their journey.  They have done the same trip, but in the opposite direction, to what we are planning to do so was a good opportunity to get some tips.




1 Comment

  • Melanie

    Lucky you saw bears!!! I so wanted to see some wild ones too but nope

    July 24, 2014 at 9:07 am

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