Tuesday morning when I talked Nick (from Michigan) and Tyler (from Minnesota) at the Deadman Lake campground, I thought I ought to get a photo for a post on biking from Alaska. They too were weighing whether to go Cassiar and they were also interested in how many bears we'd seen. (Three - two black and a grizzly.)
Tyler and Nick started out from Anchorage about a week ago and were within easy reach of the Canadian border at their 50 mile a day average. They're headed for California, but sounded like they'd really like to continue down to Panama.
We talked to the campground hosts a bit later and they'd heard about some travelers who came across a grizzly eating roadkill shortly after passing a cyclist so the turned around and escorted the biker with the car between the bear and the bike, past the spot.
I mentioned that we'd seen lots of people biking south, but not many north. Tyler and Nick said that was their experience too. They've got a couple of months ahead of them and I hope they had better weather heading east from there than we had heading west.
I said I'd put these pictures on my blog and they told me they had a blog too. You can get to it here.