Monday, July 27, 2015

Day 26.4 - Salmon Glacier - Hyder

These photos are from my Alaska trip.
After visiting the stunning Salmon Glacier I head back down to Hyder for a good meal.  Leaving the Salmon Glacier also left me nostalgic, I knew this was the last time I was going to see Alaska for a long time.  It was also a long trek home all the way back to New Jersey.

Coming down from the mountain is more difficult than going up, you have to use a lower gear to slow down and you have to be much more careful where you put the front wheel.  I'm glad I could rely on my ABS brakes to slow me down safely.  The photos do not show how steep parts of the road are.

One last look at a glacier before I get into town.  From Hyder, you actually cross back into Canada but it's the only road to the glacier so there's no border agents anywhere to be seen.

Hyder is a very small town, the population was 87 at the 2010 census.  Hyder is also the easternmost town in Alaska.  If you don't want to drive all the way up the Alaska Highway to get into Alaska than this is the closest place you can get to and still say you have been to Alaska.
I arrive in town and see this school bus converted into a restaurant with tables outside.  I park the bike and proceeded to have a burger cooked to perfection by the owner, a very friendly lady. 


  1. Beautiful scenery! The road does look pretty steep, and your wind screen looks like its seen plenty of bug action. I have yet to experiment with the ABS on my new bike, I need to go try it out I suppose.

    1. Thank you for visiting Dar. It is amazing scenery, I wanna go back so badly. Bugs is one thing you find a lot up there, actually anywhere in the Yukon or Alaska you encounter lots of bugs.