A Biking Vacation

I am catching up on a bit of news, and the usual tedium of digital life, while sitting outside a small general store in the sunshine across from the estuary at the end of the Portland Canal in Stewart, BC. Nathan and I are still traveling together, and this serves as our vacation from the trip south. It is roughly 40 miles one way to venture to a picturesque little hamlet with the potential for great mountains and glaciers, and just up the road, some feasting grizzlies. We have been in the remote central part of British Columbia traveling down the Stewart-Cassiar Highway. This road, this time of year, and this method of travel, have all conspired to bring the passion back into this trip. We are cleaned up and will be back on the main route south tomorrow. The plan is to spend some time in Smithers, BC (4 days down the road) to do a little more of the resting and resupply that is necessary to make it to Vancouver. This afternoon we are venturing back in to Alaska at Hyder to visit a popular salmon spawning stream that is a feasting site for bears and eagles. Allegedly, a mother grizzly and her cubs have been there the last couple of days. Sorry for the long delay in my updates, a reality of the environment we are traveling through. Much more to come in a few days when I am in Smithers.

6 Responses to “A Biking Vacation”

  1. Ben Lee says:

    Great to hear from you, Justin. Keep it up and save a few stories for when you roll into Seattle! Seems like you’ll be here in no time…at least from my armchair adventuring perspective.

  2. Patrick says:

    When is the next picture update? I’ve told many folks about your trip and I am pretty sure I feel cooler already for knowing you.

  3. Becca says:

    So, did you see lots of bears??

  4. dan says:

    Glad to see a new post and hear that things are going well. Can’t wait to see pictures of hungry grizzlies.

  5. Don says:

    There use to be a small bar in Hyder which has dollar bills all over. The big deal there is to get Hyderized. Let us know if you fine it. Sounds like the adventure is going well.

  6. Martha says:

    Tracking you on the SPOT site has been very interesting during this section. You looked like you were climbing straight up mountain sides, and now you are dead-ended into a canal with no road/way out. Can’t wait to see the next few locations. Glad you’re doing well!

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