Wednesday, June 17

Telegraph Creek & Stikine Canyon

A little side trip today - 158 miles total, 147 on gravel/dirt/mud. We left our campground at Dease Lake and headed for Telegraph Creek - the orriginal settlement, established in the mid 1800s, is almost a ghost town today with the current village having moved to higher ground above the Stikine River. It's early riverside location was the limit of navigation for boats transporting goods upstream from the coast. Activity peaked during the Klondike gold rush.

The other reason for this drive was to check out the Stikine Canyon (know locally as the "Grand Canyon") we had heard that it was worth the (not easy) drive - it was! Like all of these large scale natural wonders it's hard to capture the scale in a picture - did the best I could, enjoy.

The good part of Telegraph Road
Then things get a little more interesting
Very interesting when you meet someone

 

The Canyon:

View from our picnic table

 

End of the road, plus what I found interesting in Telegraph Creek.

Little Toy Truck
Just Some Stuff
Tired Red Boat
Tired Tin Shack

 

Lots of wildlife sittings on this drive - managed to get these two (not great) pictures.