Sealaska Inn & Camp Run-A-Muck
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSealaska Inn & Camp Run-A-Muck Hyder
Camp Run-A-Muck, Hyder, Alaska
If you want to do bear-watching, the advantage of staying here vs the nicer Bear River campground in Stewart, B.C. is because it is less expensive, closer to the bear-watching platform, and you don't have to wait in line for customs re-entry into Canada with each bear trip. However, since Hyder is becoming a ghost town with only two eating places, you may have to cross to Stewart to grocery shop, eat out, etc.
The sites were relatively flat with great tasting well water. They had 30 amp electricity at most sites: however, sewer is available in only 8 of the 40 or so sites. If you are not lucky enough to get a site with sewer, they direct you to a public dump station back in Stewart (customs crossing involved). WiFi is typical sloooow satellite, but doable for email. No cable. It is not well maintained, but was safe, quiet and near the Parks service bear-watching platform. We would come back.
Tip: while in Hyder, you MUST eat at The Bus. A one-woman operation, the food is fresh and delicious. The chowder is fantastic and the Halibut and Chips some of the best we've had anywhere!
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Day 106: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Started the day with a very early rise to be at the bear-watching platform when they opened at 5 a.m. What a waste. We spent 2.5 hours there, shivering in the 52 degree mist, sitting on dew-covered benches. It was serene and...shivery. No bears showed up this time, just lots of fish, birds, floating clouds …
... 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 ...