August 12-13, 2009

We left Stewart this morning in the rain - we were told it hasn’t rained here for 57 days so they really need the rain. We were hoping to be able to see some of the glaciers on the way back down the Stewart/Hyder Access Road but again it was cloudy, foggy and rainy. We got back onto the Cassiar Highway and headed South. We stopped at Gitanyow where there was a number of totem poles displayed.

A few miles down the road we stopped at Kitwanga Fort National Historic Site, where a wooden fortress and palisade once stood on a large, rounded hill. There is nothing left of the fortress but we hiked a nice trail to the top of the hill.

We turned onto the Yellowhead Highway and headed East toward Prince George, BC. The landscape has changed to a wide heavily forested valley with a lot of hay fields. We saw a lot of logging trucks and lumber mills. We stopped at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Telkwa, BC. The Provincial Parks in BC are really nice with long, wide sites.

We left early this morning so we can get into Prince George early to see about buying new tires for the 5th wheel. We saw a moose alongside the road and I barely got a picture.

We arrived in Prince George about noon and stopped at a Canadian Tire Store. They did not have tires for us but the girl at the counter was very nice and called other places for us. She found 2 tires in Quesnel, BC which is about 70 miles South of Prince George. We headed down the Cariboo Highway and arrived at the tire store in Quesnel where we bought 2 new tires. We found 2 more tires in Williams Lake, about 70 miles South of here. We will stay tonight at 10 Mile Provincial Park outside of Quesnel and head to Williams Lake tomorrow. We will feel safer with 4 new tires on the 5th wheel.


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