We have been several days without either a signal, time or a computer, so we are a bit behind on posts….so be prepared for some catch up.
We started our day on the Cassiar Highway by going backwards (a couple of miles) to see the Gitwangack house poles. They were erected on this site between 1840 and 1942 and each pertains directly to the families of the Frog-Raven (Ganada), Eagle (Laxskik) and Wolf (Laxgibu) clans. They were very cool.
We also started our wildlife viewing off early with a family of bald eagles – 2 adults and 3 juveniles (one of the juveniles is in the second picture). The third picture is a fox that we barely got a picture of since we were not prepared with the cameras at the ready. We did much better once we saw the bear cub (10th picture) as the cameras were in Leslie’s lap, ready to go.
We took a small detour (40 miles one way) to drive to Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska (pop 70). It is a beautiful drive with glaciers, waterfalls and rivers. It was raining so we had some really cool clouds/fog and Sharon got to use her hugs and kisses umbrella. The 8th picture is the toe of Bear Glacier which receded in the 1940s creating Strohn Lake.
We had a delicious lunch in Hyder before we started back toward the Cassiar. We had to go through the Canadian border crossing and the agent noticed our Ohio State license plate. He is a big American College Football fan and we had quite the discussion about different teams, as well as, about whether or not the players should be paid. It was interesting to hear the opinion of someone from another country. Of course, we had to sort of agree with his opinion to be sure we were let back into Canada.