I should also mention that the way I am jogging my memory, apart from seeing the pictures, is by having the journal I kept open, the road map we used open, and the Milepost book which I had open on the lap the entire trip and made notes in, also open.....so it takes a while to consult everything to make sure I'm getting the story straight!
So, Day 5 we woke up to cloudy skies which accounts for the darkness of many of these pictures....the lighting isn't always what one would desire, but they'll all look better if you bring them up to full screen size. Anyway, back to the story....headed to Kitwanga which is where the junction for the Stewart/Cassiar is located. Filled up the fuel tank and headed north. We'd heard so many conflicting stories about this road and its condition....now we are going to find out for ourselves....and to make a long story short - it's just a road, not the horror that some people lead you to believe. This is a view of the Stewart Cassiar highway, it is pretty much this condition, at least all the way to the turn off to Stewart B.C. Two lane, paved, with lots of pull outs. If I have any complaint about this road (and many others) it is that the shoulders are very narrow, the scenery is spectacular, but you can't pull over to take a picture and when you do get to a pull out or rest area, they are down in some hollow so you can't see a thing! I don't know who designs where rest areas and pull outs on highways go, but they sure aren't photographers!
Just before spotting this bear, we had seen a mother with two cubs, but she didn't stick around for portrait taking! Dandelions are known as 'bear food' in the north country.
Problem was.....when I was last there, it was mid summer.....this was the drive to the viewpoint on May 27th!
Ernie took the above picture, this would be facing south, the town itself being to the left of the picture.