We continued down the Cassier Highway until we got to Dease Lake. The weather was predictable...rainy and cloudy and couldn’t see much. The town (not really a town, but more of a place on the road) Dease Lake is a Talhton First Nations settlement. Dease Lake itself is up the road a ways and is very big beautiful lake. We found the visitor center, which wasn’t more than a gift shop, and got a little more information about campgrounds. We settled on going south a few more miles to the Lions Tanzilla Campground which turned out to be a pleasant campground for dry camping , off the road and on the Tanzilla River. Its run by the Lions club and is very will maintained.
Sunday morning we left the RVs at the campground and headed to Telegraph Creek on a dirt road which follows the Stikine River and Stikine River Canyon. It is a gorgeous drive. We left under rainy, overcast skies, but the clouds eventually cleared and it turned out to be a nice day. The tiny community of Telegraph Creek is at the end of the road. .. literally.
|The end of the road|
Look at those blue skies!!
The next stop beyond Telegraph Creek would be Wrangell and you can only get there by boat on the Stikine River. Its an old mining town with a few shops, mostly catering to tourists and offer river guides and flight seeing tours to Wrangell. We stopped at the Riversong Lodge and Cafe for lunch. We also drove out to Glanora an old settlement but there wasn’t much to see.
|Confluence of the Stikine and Telegraph creek|
You can see Telegraph Creek Road going up the mountain in the upper center of the picture.
We had to hike over lava beds to get to the overlook of the confluence. Sadie is looking out as if to say " hurry up".
We returned to camp to find the campground empty, except for our three RVs. Tomorrow we head for Stewart and Hyder. Stewart is in BC and Hyder is just a few miles down the road but in Alaska.