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Road Trip: Days 3-5

August 2014
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I suppose these days don’t really count as a road trip. We’re in the Kispiox River Valley, about 17 miles north of Hazelton, BC. For the devoutly nerdy among you, 55° 27.17′ N, 127° 43.51′ W,

We’ve been staying with friends, having a wonderful and restful time. Clara has had a bit of a headache and I’m fighting off a cold. I had the additional joy the other night of breaking off a bit of tooth.


The Bulkey River at Hazelton.

This is where the Kispiox, Skeena, and Bulkley Rivers meet and the junction of three valleys. It’s a rather pretty place, with mountains and rivers, and lots of history. There are two Gitxsan villages in the area and a vibrant Gitxsan development corporation. There is also a home where Emily Carr stayed for a while.

On a side note, in 1918, Carr tried to pay her rent one month by offering her landlady a painting instead. The landlady refused.


One of The Sisters, behind the hospital at Hazelton.

We are still here until tomorrow, when we head a bit further down the road to Prince George. I’m hoping we get a chance to take my nephew and neices out for dinner. Unfortunately, my brother and sister-in-law are out of town, but sometimes, my timing tends to suck and that’s that.

P.S. One of Brian and Pat’s cats, supposedly a bit shy, has the idea of relaxing before the next stage of the road trip well in hand…





  1. nita says:

    How far south will you be traveling? If you are coming south of Kamloops, we”d love to see you! We’re 20 minutes north of Salmon Arm.

  2. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;
    ) Cheers!

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