One of dozens of amazing waterfalls
along Highway 37A outside Hyder
The area around
Hyder is the
world's largest
temperate rain
forest.  Look at
these two
pictures - It
looks like
Hawaii with
snow!  It rained
the whole time,
but the lush
landscape made
it worth it.
Wha..?!?  Is that an
abandoned ice cream
truck?!?  In Hyder,
Alaska?  Why, they only
get an average of 48 feet of
snow each season (which
lasts from September to
May).  Boy, who ever could
have predicted that that
little venture would have
failed?  You just never can
tell in business...
Yes, you're reading that right.  We
stayed at the Border Bandit
Discount Store / Bed & Breakfast.  
And by "discount store", they mean
"Purveyor of Cigarettes, Ammo, and
Radical Right-Wing Bumper
Stickers."  It was well worth it, just
to say we did.
Entering Alaska!  
That makes 49 states by motorcycle for Wendy,
and...   um...
Well, 5 states by motorcycle isn't a bad start for
Hyder, Alaska -
Year-round population: 65
(Give or take)
Sealaska Inn, aka, The Place To Wash Our Underthings