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Old 10-31-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Default Hyder, Alaska

Anyone here been to or live in Hyder, Alaska? What's it like?
It seems like an interesting place being so close to Canada.
How does one get Hyderized? :P
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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It sure does look beautiful. That's my expert opinion, now Stiffnecked should be in to give you his; he's always mentioning that place.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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I took a sidetrip out there when I initially drove up to AK to live. It's a VERY small community (around 100 people I think), but with close ties to Stewart, BC. In fact, there wasn't even a border station to get into Hyder, only one to get back into Canada (at least in summer '08). All in all, it's a very authentically Alaskan place, but with only a small handful of conventional jobs of course. Not a place you can simply move to and expect to get by. Gotta know what you're getting into.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Rains a lot and snows a lot of wet snow!
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Rains a lot and snows a lot of wet snow!
You say that like it's a bad thing.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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That's the place with the bears, right?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Hyder is an interesting little town. It has no gas station, no bank, and no real grocery store. You have to drive back across the border to Stewart to get groceries. Gold mining is starting to pick up at a very rapid pace in the area. Though the majority of the jobs are with Canadian mining companies I've heard that it's not hard for a US citizen to get employment with one if you're willing to jump through the hoops. I like Hyder and that whole area. Picture of downtown Hyder looking towards the border checkpoint to go back into Stewart.

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Does anyone have a picture facing towards Canada from Hyder;
I see a lot of pictures like this: but is there a reverse pic? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...7/Hyder_AK.jpg
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Does anyone have a picture facing towards Canada from Hyder;
I see a lot of pictures like this: but is there a reverse pic? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...7/Hyder_AK.jpg
Yep, that's the picture I just posted. Facing towards Canada.

Here's one standing on the dock in Hyder looking towards the dock in Stewart.



Or maybe this is what you're looking for. Standing at the start of Main St. in Hyder looking back towards Canada......


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Old 10-31-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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lol yes thanks, I haven't seen that picture of the Canadian Customs
Where's the US Customs and Border Protection office?
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