2017/07: Stewart - Meziadin Junction

  Stage 2017/07 [A050]

Stewart - Meziadin Junction (Glacier Highway 37A)

⇨ 38 mi / 61 km
⇧ 680 Hm (garmin edge 1000)

 

 

 

 

 

British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
 
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
The ride down to Stewart the day before yesterday was cold and uncomfortable. And there is no reason why it should be any better today. 
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
On the Highway 37A it is cold and rainy again. Due to the heavy rain of the last days, there is a lot of water running down the river.  
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
After all: the thermometer shows 6 ° C, which is one degree more than the two days ago whren we cycled downhill.   
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
Today the Bear Glacier looks dreary again. It is too cold for a longer break, so we stop for a photo and carry one.   
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
On our way we stop several times and wait for a black bears to leave the road. Although we have become accustomed to the appearance of black bears, we prefer to maintain a respectful relationship with them. 
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
After 38 mi we reach Meziadin Junction on the Cassiar Highway.  
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
The crossing is being visited by a bear mother and her offspring. With a shoulder height of up to 3 feet, black bears are significantly smaller than Grizzlies. If there is not a Grizzly at hand for comparison, you can identify the black bear on the missing muscular neck hump, the head shape and the big ears. Size should never be used to identify a bear.
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
You should not never identify a bear by color: there are enough brown colored black bears and dark colored grizzlies around.  
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
Initially we planned to camp at Lake Meziadin, but the weather makes us abandon this plan. Instead, we rent a cell in a container.  
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Stewart to Meziadin Junction.
The unit is so narrow that we struggle to hang all the wet clothes dry. But it's pleasantly warm and dry in here.