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Welcome to Hyder, Alaska

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska

By on Jul 20, 2009 in Alaska |

Why drive 20 hours to Hyder, Alaska and 20 hours back to Seattle? The best answer I can give: to say that you did! And you cannot go all the way to Hyder and NOT take photos of the welcome sign!!!

Road trippers in front of the Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

While you have to visit customs while leaving Hyder, you can just roll right in! Hanging above the border is a “Welcome to Hyder, Alaska!” sign, and a pole to the side announces the “Hyder Townsite Limits,” that you are “Entering Alaska,” and that the speed limit is now 20 miles per hour…a sharp contrast to the kilometers we’d been driving all through British Columbia!

Entering Alaska sign at the border between Canada and Hyder.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Entering Alaska sign.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Val under the Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Site: “Welcome to Hyder, Alaska” sign
Location: Hyder, Alaska
Date: June 27, 2009