Expedition Alaska 2015: A Side Trip to Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK ~ The Cassier
Part of the reason we chose to take the Yellowhead and Cassier Highways was that this route offers access to the Canadian town of Stewart and it's neighboring town of Hyder, Alaska. This meant that technically, we'd cross into Alaska well before some of our fellow nomads who were way ahead of us (although we'd still have to come back to B.C. and drive through Yukon to get to Fairbanks).
|An excellent side trip to Gitanyow.|
|If you take the side road to Stewart and Hyder you'll pass by Bear Glacier.|
|Flowers blooming along the nature walk at the Stewart Visitors Center.|
|Clark ordering up some Halibut Fish and Chips.|
|The food is made fresh...like really, really fresh...so sit back and relax while it's lovingly prepared. It's worth the wait.|
|We were here...|
We came across a small bay where logs floated in the water...I suppose it's a lumber mill or loading area of sorts. But it was also swarming with Bald Eagles. Dozens of them really. Some were full grown, sporting their iconic white heads and tail feathers while others were youngster and almost completely brown (we'd learned at a birding event in Willcox, AZ that Bald Eagles don't get their mature white feathers until about 8 years old). Watching their aerobatics I'd venture to say the older eagles were teaching those whipper snappers a thing or too.
|Our spot right on the water.|
|Fishing in our backyard.|