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02 July 2014

Yukon and Alaska Bound, Part 8 - Telegraph Creek, BC


Drive down to Telegraph Creek, BC


Large Brown Bear Cross the Road
We got a fairly early morning start and got to the local gas station and fueled up the truck.

Then we took the Telegraph Creek Road to.... you guessed it to "Telegraph Creek".

It is 112 km drive to Telegraph Creek on a gravel road that can be a bit challenging at times.

We drive along bush on both sides of the road and then all of a sudden we climb and descend into gorges.

A long ways down the hill

The river is swift

Panorama

On the porch at one of the old buildings
The drive goes along ledges that Liz think is a tad scary. My self, I'm in my element.


The abandon town / Hudson Bay Post of Telegraph Creek is now deteriorating rapidly.


All the "artifacts" have been "moved". There was nothing open, the church was even boarded up.


The native village on top is occupied by about 300 Tahlton fishermen.


Since the salmon were not running yet, they just seemed to relax in the sun shooting the breeze.


We then continued the road to the end to the former Glenora, only the sign of one building and out house is left. Here the natives also have a seasonal fishing camp.


The Stikine River is massive all along here. Gold seekers and adventurers came up this river and then continued to the gold fields and mines.


The planed telegraph line never came about.

On the way back to camp we saw two black bears and one large one crossing the road in front of us. For more pictures, click here.


























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