Just past this spot, after the long, straight section, the road becomes far more interesting, and a sign warns of 18 to 20% grades ahead (20% meaning that, for every 500 feet [meters] you travel, you descend 100 feet [meters], for comparison, most interstates in the western US don't exceed 10%, and the Autobahn in Germany is limited to about 4%). I descended this section in first gear and still needed to use the brakes for the switchbacks. After descending to the Tuya River, you head straight back up to pass between the Tahltan and Stikine Rivers.

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