The folks at the Golden Nugget little hotel near the junction of route 37 and the Alaska Highway are true Canadians. That is, they are just plain hard working people hammering out a living usually when the weather cooperates. Linda the owner is the daughter of original B.C. gold miners. Her solidly built husband Scott keeps the fixtures and RV park in shape. Mark Gregg runs the kitchen, with the help of the morning chef Peter, at what must be one of the best little eateries in British Columbia. And then there is Roger. Master mechanic and super master wood carver. His art is well known throughout B.C.
Over four days I inched my way south of the Golden Nugget along route 37 headed back toward Dease Lake. I overnighted at the Dease River crossing and after two days journeying up and down long hills I had walked the entire distance from Dease Lake back to the junction of route 37.