The people of Hyder, Alaska, have created a world apart from much of the United States, largely fending for themselves. But they rely on their British Columbian neighbors for many things.

The people of Hyder, Alaska, have created a world apart from much of the United States, largely fending for themselves. But they rely on their British Columbian neighbors for many things.

When our Alaska Highway road trip took a side road to Stewart, B.C. and Hyder, AK. we saw this big guy: Grizzly bear at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site in Hyder, Alaska

When our Alaska Highway road trip took a side road to Stewart, B.C. and Hyder, AK. we saw this big guy: Grizzly bear at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site in Hyder, Alaska

Dawson Creek, BC, Canada. Start of the Alaska Highway. We drove our CAMPER from California to Fairbanks Alaska. In 1978, we had to travel about 2000 miles of DIRT ROAD. It was messy! Dusty when we had dry weather and muddy when it rained. NOW it's paved all the way. We took the CASSIAR Hiway back.

Dawson Creek, BC, Canada. Start of the Alaska Highway. We drove our CAMPER from California to Fairbanks Alaska. In 1978, we had to travel about 2000 miles of DIRT ROAD. It was messy! Dusty when we had dry weather and muddy when it rained. NOW it's paved all the way. We took the CASSIAR Hiway back.

7/5/2016 - Border between Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and Hyder, Alaska, USA. And you must show your passport!

7/5/2016 - Border between Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and Hyder, Alaska, USA. And you must show your passport!

The people of Hyder, Alaska, have created a world apart from much of the United States, largely fending for themselves. But they rely on their British Columbian neighbors for many things.

The people of Hyder, Alaska, have created a world apart from much of the United States, largely fending for themselves. But they rely on their British Columbian neighbors for many things.

Hyder, population 87, is Alaska’s easternmost town, a tiny town surrounded by lofty, glacier-covered peaks at the corner of the Alaska Panhandle. The town boomed in the early 20th century when gold and silver were discovered nearby, but is now so small that residents bill it as “Alaska’s friendliest ghost town.” The ferry to Ketchikan, the nearest Alaskan city, stopped running more than a decade ago.

Hyder, population 87, is Alaska’s easternmost town, a tiny town surrounded by lofty, glacier-covered peaks at the corner of the Alaska Panhandle. The town boomed in the early 20th century when gold and silver were discovered nearby, but is now so small that residents bill it as “Alaska’s friendliest ghost town.” The ferry to Ketchikan, the nearest Alaskan city, stopped running more than a decade ago.

The tiny border crossing between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, B.C., will remain open overnight once again, but anyone crossing into Canada will have report in by telephone first.

The tiny border crossing between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, B.C., will remain open overnight once again, but anyone crossing into Canada will have report in by telephone first.

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