|A hazy day due to the forest fires in the lower 48. This picture was taken at a rest area on the Yellowhead Hwy between Houston and Telkwa.|
As I described in The Yellowhead Hwy (Hwy 16): Jasper to Burns Lake I woke early and so afterwards started driving west toward the Stewart-Cassiar Hwy. The sky was filled with haze it greatly reduced the visibly. While listening to the BBC they mention that the haze was due to the large forest fires in the Western United States. I found it interesting that the haze traveled west when most weather fronts travel west to east and I thought the mountain would have kept the smoky haze to the east but I was wrong. The traffic was very light along the Yellowhead this early in the morning and the wildlife does make use of the highway at that time. I saw three foxes hunting along the shoulder and one moose was travel west on it. I was not able to stop and take pictures if I tried they would have been long gone.
|The Buckley River formed Moricetown Canyon. The community fishes salmon during the run off the boulder.|
|Moricetown Canyon from the bridge in the picture above.|
|Lance-leaf or Spreading Stonecrop. If you know what it is let me know.|
|Cow Parsnips, they perfumed the air |
all around the intersection.
|Gitanyow North Intersection: The meadow with the |
Sheeka Mountains in the background
|Nass River Bridge Rest Area|
|A second hanging Glacier heading down to Stewart, BC.|
|Hanging Glacier Along Stewart Hwy. I have also |
seen the road refer to as Glacier Hwy.
|Bear Glacier viewed from the east side of the park.|
|Bear Glacier Mouth: I hope I am using the correct description.|
|Bear Glacier from the west side.|
|The view from Stewart's Boardwalk.|
|The Ripley Creek Inn from the boardwalk|
|I found a great t-shirt here.|
|Another old building on Main Street.|
|Rainey's Cabin located at Stewart's Museum.|
|Sign on Rainey's Cabin|
|Bitter Creek Bridge was washout in September 2011. |
Stranding everyone in town for 3 weeks. The government
sent a boat to ferry the tourist out of town.
|A waterfall on the way back up the Stewart Hwy.|
|Fireweed found on the Stewart Hwy.|
|Stewart Hwy (37A): Daisy|
|Stewart Hwy (37A): Goatsbeard|
I left Stewart Highway and turned north hoping to find a place to slay the night. Mehan Lake Rest Area was my last stopped before I called it a night at Bell II. Bell II is a privately run lodge where you can gas up, get a nice meal and lay your head down for the night. By the time I reach here I was dead tired and I knew if I went any farther I be in trouble. I asked while gassing up the car if they had any tent site since all I could see there RV sites. Yes, they did about 4-5 tent sites. The tent sites here nice but the mosquitoes were viscous this was the first place I had any trouble with bugs. Once the tent was up I went up to the lodge for dinner and then found the recreation area to hide from the bugs until it was time to turn in for the night.
|Mehan Lake Rest Area|
|Close up of the Mountains at Mehan Lake Rest Area|
|Finally I am including a picture of me, a father and two grow sons asked me to take a picture of them and they offer to take my picture. You can see the picnic area at the rest stop.|