Telkwa, British Columbia
Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground
I was really torn about leaving without seeing the bears and salmon at Fish Creek in Hyder, but I knew the smart thing to do was get as far east as possible due to all the fires and road closures.
We were ready to hitch on early and Harry and Carlena weren't outside yet. I just needed to do one last check at Fish Creek in Hyder to make sure the salmon and bears weren't there yet.
I would have gone earlier but the border crossing didn't open until 8 am and I didn't want to deal with the phone reporting.
When Bill drove into the lot every parking space was full except for one handicap space. I had my hopes up. The rangers we talked with yesterday said to go check it out, as there have been bears but the salmon aren't running yet.
As we were leaving Alaska, I took a photo of this sign.
And while I was taking a photo of this sign at the border crossing guess what walked underneath the sign?
Yep, the same bear that was there the other day.
Not far down the road we ran into some construction. There were warning signs of the extremely dusty conditions. I really don't understand why they use a pilot car as you aren't able to see the flashing lights.
The scenery was beautiful and once we were past the construction the road wasn't bad.
The road actually turned even better when we got on the Yellowhead. There were center lines and even side lines with a shoulder. A really smooth road.
Look who followed us into the rest area. It's Roger and Sharon Hime. A few minutes later Janice and Robin pulled in too. Janice and Sharon were trying to make RV reservations for tomorrow. The park they called said they were filled up from the people who were evacuated from the fires. They were staying in Hazelton today but we didn't have any idea where we'd try and stay.
The park ranger in Hyder had told me that a fire broke out at Fraser Lake. We want to go east of the Yellowhead highway. Fraser Lake is on this highway west of Prince George. Highway 97 is the north south route that intersects at Prince George.
We pulled into Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground & Park and immediately liked this place. It has full hook-ups, including 50 amp service, cable, WIFI, laundry and picnic table. When I did the currency exchange, the rate was $26.10. There is also a space to wash your coach or truck. The sites are all back ins that are perfect when you have a rear living room window and the view of the river.
Here's a photo from the nature path running along the river looking up at the coaches.
Carlena was able to get an appointment for Boo to be checked out with a vet tomorrow.
Harry drove everyone back to Smithers for dinner. He picked a really good place--The Riverhouse.
The food was very good but the margarita's were excellent!
Bill and I went for a walk along the river nature trail.
We were told we could walk to town along the trail.
I decided to pick some wild flowers and berries.