The camping part of this trip has ended. I reached Smithers #BritishColumbia to light rain and a closed park. Overnighted in a motel. They’re forecasting thunderstorms everywhere I would have stayed tonight, so instead I’ll be crashing at my friend’s place in 100 Mile House Friday and Saturday night then back to Vancouver. I’m happy with how the trip went overall. I wasn’t expecting perfection. I did manage to hit all of my touch points and experience 24 hour daylight. Well worth the drive!
Reached one of my touch points - Stewart, #BritishColumbia . A couple more bear sightings on Hwy 37A, beautiful town surrounded by snow capped mountains that poke way above the clouds. Stewart borders with Hyder, Alaska. I checked with #Canada Border Services - as expected going there and back would trigger a federally mandated 14 day quarantine. I snapped that last photo at the border complex just 2 feet from #Alaska.
So from the top of #BritishColumbia and Hwy 37 I hauled ass to the Red Goat Lodge in Iskut a day ahead of schedule. Lots of bear sightings, every community is indigenous some open, most of them closed to visitors and barricaded due to covid.
Wednesday did not go as planned. All 3 northern territories have covid checkpoints. There are 2 northern BC hwy’s that meet in Yukon. There is no other way to connect but to drive a 37 km stretch through Yukon. Territorial officers disagreed with what their own gov hotline told me last week that it was okay to overnight there as long as I’m out in 24 hrs. Instead they made me drive straight through and back to BC where there’s no cell service for 600 km and no close by camping.
Toad River Lodge - by far the best site I’ve ever pitched a tent on. Mostly trailers and RV’ers here. No cell coverage for at least 100 km, but they have decent wifi, showers, and fantastic views. Shortly after these photos while cooking dinner, it got windy as hell! Almost lost my tent. 20 minutes later it calmed down like it never happened.
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