We wake up to another picture perfect day at Bell II Lodge. We spent the night in out tent. The place was wonderful, however the mosquitoes were a bit much as the tenting sites were in the back near muskeg and brush… We’d preferred to have camped out in the open more towards the lodge were the bugs were less pervasive.
We got began our ride that day with a hearty breakfast with coffee and hot chocolate courtesy of the lodge.
|Leaving Bell II Lodge... Cool place|
|Soon after on the Cassiar Hwy|
Riding along the Cassiar hwy on this was marvelous, albeit on the warm side. We were on lonely roads for sure. We ride past Bob Quinn airfield and also discovered that we were following parts of the Yukon Telegraph line. A line that connected the Yukon Gold Fields to the outside world from 1899 to 1930.
|We were following the Yukon Telegraph Line|
|Rest Stop at Bob Quinn Airfield|
|Damn this guy is handsome.|
So is the guy riding the bike :-)
|Looking up into the mountains of the Edziza Plateau...|
|Another handsome fellow|
|And his girl Gretchen|
|Always keeping the boy in view|
|Holy smokes... one of those get off the bike and meditate for an hour scences|
|WOW!!! x 1.0 E6 (Scientific notation for the uninformed there :-)|
|Eddontenajon Lake near Iskut.... Man oh man|
|GrizzLee highly recommends this view|
|Time to go... sadly.|
From there we gassed up in Dease lake and had a burger. The gas station at Dease Lake is somewhat of a cross roads for motorcyclists heading north. The gas station serves as a grocery store and restaurant and carries some other necessities that are needed out in the bush, such as oil and a liquor store J
|Off to Telegraph Creek. Gravel roads, canyons and steep cliffs....|
|Johann,, manhood is here buddy|
|They call the Stikine Canyon the "Grand Canyon" of the north|
Easy to see why
|Looking west toward the coastal mtns|
|Johann trying to fix the landscape|
|Trust us, these pictures can't do the extreme beauty justice|
|Stikine River below|
|Sacred Waters of the Tahltan Aboriginal people|
|Rick Mclean - Chief of the Tahltan nation.|
|The chief let us camp in Telegraph creek by the Stikine River.|
The truck in the background was used to haul supplies up to the Dease River
in constructing the Alaskan Hwy.
It was an incredible day. We slept good that night and had an equally nice ride out back to the Cassiar the next day. We took lots of video that is sure to be posted here as well.
Thanks for riding with us.
Until Next Time....