Sep 2013 Canada_Alaska Part 1


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Out first day's motel, at Cache Creek, BC, Alaska Trip 9/19/13Bonaparte River, at Cache Creek, Alaska trip 9/19/13Bonaparte River, at Cache Creek, Alaska trip 9/19/13Williams Lake Vistor Center, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Rose hips, Scout Island, Williams Lake, BC, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Shimmering leaves in the breeze, Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Fran found the water in Williams lake was not very cold. Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/20/13A trail on Scout Island, Williams Lake, BC, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/20/13Sandhill Cranes, flying south (down), Alaska trip, 9/20/13A view from Scout Island, Williams Lake, BC, Alaska Trip 9/21/13Mushrooms are everywhere! Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/21/13More mushrooms, Williams Lake, BC, Alaska Trip 9/21/13Scout Island, Williams Lake, Alaska Trip 9/21/13 Fran shades the morning light, Scout Island, Williams Lake, BC, Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran's walk at Smithers, B.C., along the Bulkley River park, on Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran's walk at Smithers, B.C., Bulkley RiverPark, on Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran's walk at Smithers, B.C., on Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran's walk at Smithers, B.C., on Alaska Trip. Crab Apples? 9/21/13Bulkley River Park, at Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran at Bulkley River Park, Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/21/13Bulkley River trail, at Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/21/13Ron forgot his hat, Bulkley River trail, at Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran grabs a spot next to park flowers at Bulkley River Park, at Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/21/13Fran is happy, as we are hiking back to town to find dinner. Bulkley River trail, at Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/21/13Night shot from our motel at Smithers, B.C., Alaska Trip 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13 Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip, This map was not far from Babine Lake (where my son Bob spent some time doing biology field work when he was on summer break a lot of years ago) 9/22/13Seely Lake rest stop trail walk. North of Smithers B.C., on Alaska Trip. This map was not far from Babine Lake (where my son Bob spent some time doing biology field work when he was on summer break a lot of years ago) 9/22/13Fran descends the trail steps leading to the Gitwangak (Kitwanga) Battle Hill, just north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 37, on our way to Stewart B.C. 9/22/13Gitwangak (Kitwanga) Battle Hill, just north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 37, on our way to Stewart B.C. Fran points to our car at the head of the path. 9/22/13Gitwangak (Kitwanga) Battle Hill, just north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 37, on our way to Stewart B.C. Starting back down from the Batttle Hill. 9/22/13Gitwangak (Kitwanga) Battle Hill, just north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 37, on our way to Stewart B.C. This view shows the battle Hill (looks like a small volcano) 9/22/13Gitwangak (Kitwanga) Battle Hill, just north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 37, on our way to Stewart B.C. 9/22/13Scenes along the highway near Stewart, B.C. where we stayed the night. This is Bear Glacier. 9/22/13 Scenes along the highway near Stewart, B.C. where we stayed the night. Fran, at Bear Glacier. 9/22/13Scenes along the highway near Stewart, B.C. where we stayed the night. Ron at Bear Glacier. 9/22/13Scenes along the highway near Stewart, B.C. where we stayed the night. Bear Glacier. 9/22/13Scenes along the highway near Stewart, B.C. where we stayed the night, 9/22/13Scenes along the highway near Stewart, B.C. where we stayed the night. That toe at the bottom of Bear Glacier has an unhappy face! 9/22/13Fran eats lunch at Stewart, B.C. Lunch was lots later than our customary time at home (around 11AM instead of 12:39PM) Two grilled ham & cheese sandwitches with fries plus two cups of coffee = $28 Canadian! 9/22/13I think this bus was a famous eatery, in Homer, AK, very close to Stewart, B.C., but closed for the season now. 9/22/13Scenes in Homer, AK, near Stewart, B.C. The Alaska Ferry system stopped serving this port a few years ago, due to low traffic. 9/22/13Scenes in Homer, AK, near Stewart, B.C. The Alaska Ferry system stopped serving this port a few years ago, due to low traffic. 9/22/13Scenes in Homer, AK, near Stewart, B.C. The Alaska Ferry system stopped serving this port a few years ago, due to low traffic. 9/22/13We walked the boards on the estuary at Stewart, BC, next to our hotel. 9/22/13We walked the boards at Stewart, BC, next to our hotel. 9/22/13We walked the boards on the estuary at Stewart, next to our hotel. A nurse tree provides nourishment to baby trees. 9/22/13We walked the boards at Stewart, next to our hotel. Water runoff flow combs the grass here... 9/22/13We walked the boards at Stewart, next to our hotel. The boardwalk ends here...9/22/13We walked the boards at Stewart, next to our hotel. I was happy to turn around at this blockade. 9/22/13 Our room was the 2nd floor corner, under the Ripley Creek Inn sign. It had a very nice view of the estuary. 9/22/13We walked the boards at Stewart, next to our hotel. It was nice to get back to our room as it rained the whole time we were out walking. 9/22/13Our room view at the Ripley Creek Hotel was super. Fran was happy to sit down a spell in our room. 9/22/13A nearby park at Stewarty was interesting, showing different species of Salmon, plus a gag rock (supposed to show the work of "rock worms") 9/22/13A nearby park at Stewarty was interesting, showing different species of Salmon, plus a gag rock (supposed to show the work of "rock worms") 9/22/13A nearby park at Stewarty was interesting, showing different species of Salmon, plus a gag rock (supposed to show the work of "rock worms") 9/22/13A nearby park at Stewarty was interesting, showing different species of Salmon, plus a gag rock (supposed to show the work of "rock worms") 9/22/13More views of the Bear Glacier near Stewart as we passed by on our drive north to Dease Lake, Y.T. 9/23/13More views of the Bear Glacier near Stewart as we passed by on our drive north to Dease Lake, Y.T. The glacier toe still sports that sad face. 9/23/13More views of the glacier near Stewart as we passed by on our drive north to Dease Lake, Y.T. It is obviously a bad place to park too close, as avalanches are regular events around here. 9/23/13More views of the glacier near Stewart as we passed by on our drive north to Dease Lake, Y.T. The melt water gushes out from a narrow slot in the steep mountainside below the snow/ice deposits above. 9/23/13More views of the glacier near Stewart as we passed by on our drive north to Dease Lake, Y.T. 9/23/13A helicopter was carrying a high line pole to a mountainside construction site. They kept cars from using the highway during the overflight. 9/23/13We learned some local history along the way, as we traveled north to <br />Dease Lake, Y.T. 9/23/13.Pretty views on the way to Dease Lake, Y.T. 9/23/13Pretty views on the way to Dease Lake, Y.T. 9/23/13 Fran prepares our roadside lunch... apples, cheese & crackers. 9/23/13Lots of lakes along our drive north to Dease Lake. 9/23/13Lots of lakes along our drive north to Dease Lake. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. This bark damage may have been done by a bear.... 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. <br />Golf Tee Lichen. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. A tiny mushroom. 9/23/13 We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. Colorful bunch berries and small mushroom as neighbors. 9/23/13We walked a pretty trail near the Northway Inn Motel in the afternoon. 9/23/13Fran did a few crossword puzzles in the Northway Motel at Dease Lake, Y.T. 9/23/13

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