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.
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.