Hanging out in Stewart

My calculations showed that a charge of some 60 hours (after figuring energy I’d use for the trip up to Hyder) would be needed to fully charge the Tesla’s battery before I set off again for Smithers. That placed me at full charge early in the morning of the third day. I didn’t have much wiggle room if I wanted to leave morning of the third day.

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I chose to set up camp and charge at Rainey Creek Campground, which was a short walk from the main street of Stewart. 

Timing how long it took to add one mile of range, I figured we were gaining about 3.3 miles per hour at 12 amps and 110 volts. Unfortunately, on day two a heavy rtainstorm arrived, and with powerlines wet in the Stewart area, the charge sometimes dropped to 9 amps. By unplugging and then replugging, I was able to get 12 amps back again and keep the charging on schedule.

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Looking down 5th Street, Stewart’s business hotspot, you can see the mountains with glacier in between dominate the horizon

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Here’s a zoomed view of Stewart’s 5th Street. You can get decent pizza, burger, seafood, and lodging on this street

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