Sealaska Inn & Camp Run-A-Muck
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... souls, Dease Lake is a full service community. It even has a hospital. We stop for fuel even though the fuel gauge reads more that 5/8 full. I've learned that information concerning the status of fueling stations can be unreliable, so I never let the truck go below a half a tank.
We arrive at the turnoff to Mountain Shadow RV Park and turn down a steep gravel road. The view is restricted ...
... deep potholes. At times it seems all four tires are off the
ground at once. No problem, we only have 11 miles of bad road before we reach the first glacier overlook!
Well, we made it past the bad spots in the gravel/dirt road, past the very recent land slide that had covered the road and was still wanting to cover same and made it to the Salmon Glacier overlook. The glacier is magnificent and would have been much more ...
... and felt he might be frightened by the people. Sure enough when he looked up and saw everyone on the platform he took off running downstream. He did eventually wander back up but never caught a fish. The female also returned and walked all the way up the creek until she was out of sight under the bridge.
All in all a good day, in spite of the rain.
Tomorrow we will do it all over ...
... Life must have been very hard up there, when it was operational from 1964-1983, and temperatures 30 degrees Celsius below freezing.
Spotted a short tailed weasel (that is an ermine when it has its white winter fur) and a hoary (not hairy) marmot who just watched us as we looked at him.
Back to town, after being questioned +++ by incoming Canada border officials. Not sure why the border post is there at all, as you ...
By the time we ported and disembark it was almost Midnight.. So after camping up and restocking food, water and Fuel ( and cider ) the Big Drive north began, the first mission being Alaska!! Stopping at the Town of Stuart for the night on route..
The scenery just kept getting better and better... It was hard to imagine how the views would be better in Alaska... But they were.
It took a couple of days driving ...