Friday, July 5, 2013

Two Days in Hyder, Alaska

We got to spend July 4th and 5th here in Hyder, Alaska, a town of about 100 people just across the line from Canada.  Yesterday they had what can only be described as a unique 4th of July parade.  I have the whole thing on video and tried to upload it to you tube last night but, after about 90% of it loaded the internet seemed to cut out so it didn't complete.  I will try to get it posted tomorrow as we will be stopping by the Stewart, Canada visitor centre (that's not a type, they spell center funny in Canada) tomorrow.

Today, we drove 20 miles back "into the wild" to visit the Salmon Glacier.  What an incredible site!  It was a dirt road and it has been really hot and dry up here so it was very dusty but the views from the top of the mountain were incredible.

I think I was able to get some photo's of the parade, the glacier and the town posted over on Flickr.  You should be able to see them here.

Because the weather has been so awesome we have decided to head for Inuvik at the beginning of the trip instead of the end.  We hope to get to Whitehorse and then Dawson City in the next 3-4 days.  From Dawson City it's about 200 miles of dirt on the Dempster Highway to Inuvik.

It doesn't get dark until about 11:30 around here so Kim and I are off for a bike ride.

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