|A Black Bear Chasing Salmon|
Friday, July 24, 2015, Camp Run A Muck, Hyder, AK - 178.7 Miles Today, 6726.9 For the Trip
We got an early start. On the way for coffee at the restaurant I took one last batch of photos of the baby swallows. On the drive to Hyder, we stopped for a couple of glaciers along the road, then went through Stewart, BC and crossed the border into Hyder, AK. There is an entrance station going from Hyder to Stewart, but you just drive through to leave Canada into the US. We are in sites 56 & 57 at Camp Run A Muck. Water & Electric for $25.00. The bathrooms & showers are close by. The sites are shallow - Don had to unhook, and I am barely off the road.
After setting up the trailers we drove to Salmon Glacier in Don & Ann's van. I took some photos of the Glacier as well as a stream & some waterfalls on the way. By the time we got back, it was time to try to view the bears feeding. The salmon are running in the river, and the ranger at the entrance booth said there has been at least one bear each day. We paid our entrance fee ($6.00 Canadian) which is good until 10:00PM today.
We were very lucky - two different bears, a female & male (the last two photos). A bald eagle showed up to feed on the bear's leftovers, so I got a couple of photos of that as well.
So, lots of bear photos! I met a couple of people that have been at the bear viewing platform since 9:00AM, so I feel a little guilty having arrived at 5:00 and was able to see all that I did by 6:30, but that's the breaks!
We went back to the trailers for dinner. Since it was raining (of course) Anne put together some soup, left over pork loin, and macaroni & cheese. We polished off the remainder of the blueberry pie for dessert. Don't let anyone say we don't eat well!
Sorry there is no photo today, but the internet is so slow that I couldn't add one, at least here at the campground. There are a bunch of them at today's LakeshoreImages page.
Even that is spotty - Dreamweaver (my page software) says they all uploaded, but I see a bunch of blanks. I'll try to fix it when I have a better connection.
Until tomorrow -