town bills itself quite correctly - it is a quite unique little
town, but the potholed filled streets are deadlier than the ghosts.
Hyder's Fish Creek bear viewing platform was the reason for coming
here, we stayed in the nearby neighboring town of Stewart, BC. Full
hookups at a lower cost than the Hyder campground made that determination,
but it was hard to pass up a stay at "Camp Run-A-Muck."
We visited Chuck & Kalyn there, though, on our way back from
Fish Creek. It is funny to see the contrast between the neat, paved
streets of Stewart, and then run out of reasonable road as you enter
the funky little town of Hyder, Alaska, less than 10 miles and one
border crossing apart.
mountains here are of a completely different "flavor"
than the ones I've seen in other places. Somehow these seem
taller or more immediately pressing, I guess because they're
closer to the road or something. In any case, we are truly
enjoying them, even though the clouds have been more plentiful
than I prefer. I've enjoyed seeing the soft, low hanging wisps
rimming the peaks, allowing just teasing glimpses of the glaciers
and waterfalls more abundant than I've seen anywhere else.