Day Five

July 30, 2013

Day Five

Got up and grabbed a gooey cinnamon roll from a local bakery.  Yummy

Our plan was to head over to Hyder AK from Stewart B.C, they’re next door to each other but in different countries, in the morning to see the bears at fish creek.  They have raised platforms to watch the bears feeding on the spawning salmon.  Saw lots of salmon, no bears.  So we headed up a dirt road 17 miles to the Salmon Glacier.  It was an amazing sight, took some photos and headed back to the hotel, though we didn’t make check out time.  Loaded up the bikes and heading for Dease Lake where we’re staying the night.  Had a great ride, though I was ready to get off at the end of the day.

Beautiful weather and great roads most of the time.  The first 175 miles to Kinaskan Lake were great, smooth pavement and lots of fast curves, after that the center line disappeared.  Reminded me of old two lane country roads, though the pavement was still pretty good.  Near the end we had some sections of gravel for a few miles, we were still able to ride about 45mph.

Along the way we met another rider on a BMW from the Bay Area, and Pete Chester’s who Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina on a Yamaha XT225.  He’s now riding a Suzuki SU 250 towards Alaska.

We’ll be heading towards Watson Lake in the morning.

 

Dave on the road up to the Salmon Glacier, the water behind was an old mine site.

Dave on the road up to the Salmon Glacier, the water behind was an old mine site.

Salmon spawing in fish creek, Hyder Ak.

Salmon spawing in fish creek, Hyder Ak.

Breakfast at the bakery.

Breakfast at the bakery.

A sign to stay off the street at fish creek, it belongs to the grizzlies.

A sign to stay off the street at fish creek, it belongs to the grizzlies.

Dave on the Dease Lake Hwy just south of Dease Lake.

Dave on the Dease Lake Hwy just south of Dease Lake.

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Dave and Marcus at Meziadin Junction, BC, Canada

Dave and Marcus at Meziadin Junction, BC, Canada

Dave at the Salmon Glacier

Dave at the Salmon Glacier

My Versys at an unnamed creek on the way up to the Salmon Glacier

My Versys at an unnamed creek on the way up to the Salmon Glacier

Salmon Glacier outside Hyder Ak.

Salmon Glacier outside Hyder Ak.

 

Sunset in Dease Lake, about 10 PM, the city street speed limit is typical of what we see going through most towns.

Sunset in Dease Lake, about 10 PM, the city street speed limit is typical of what we see going through most towns.

 

4 thoughts on “Day Five

  1. Chris Baker
    July 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Looks like a ton of fun! And did I miss something or did it take until day 5 to get a shot of Marcus. I know those KTMs are fast but… You boys ride safely, now – and keep the updates coming.

  2. Ol' Guys Rule
    July 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Wow!! The landscape is unbelievable! Tough luck on the fishing bears. Weather still looks good! Have fun guys, keep making everybody jealous!

  3. Morag& Bruce
    July 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    We’re experiencing your trip vicariously — enjoying the photos and commentary. Bruce was drooling viewing the bakery scene and the blueberry pie!

  4. Oscar And Jackie
    July 31, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Grab that salmon!! RAW needs some more sushi… nice pictures!! stay safe