Thursday, June 17, 2010
We're in Hyder Alaska (Day 4)
There really wasn't much on this stretch of road to side track us, so we rode from about 8am to 1pm where we stopped for lunch at Happy Jack's Pub in Houston B.C. Just before we got there, the road got pretty bad as there were construction zones out there making repairs. There's actually a lot of road work always going on it seems here in Canada. I think it's safe to say that every hour or two of driving through B.C., we pass through an area that breaks down to one way traffic with slow/stop controllers guiding drivers through.
From Houston, Highway 37 ... The Stewart Cassier Highway, ... the road so many riders say you can not miss, was 2 hours away. We rode on.
Soon after turning onto Hwy 37, it was obvious fuel was going to be an issue. Although Stewart is more of a side trip 40 miles off the same route, at least two of us weren't going to make it without a fill up there. Stewart borders a far southern town of Alaska named Hyder. This was actually a town highlighted in a book I read as a place to see bears.
Paul ended up camping out by some lake on the way, but Steve and I pushed on for Hyder. We will all meet sometime tomorrow since we're going to take it easy after so many long days of riding.
Tomorrow we'll take it easy exploring the area. We have internet here, but no mobile service. It's 10:30 and looks like it's finally going to get dark within an hour or so.