I'm planning a fishing trip to the Kenai Peninsular from June 10th - 18th.
I've almost got it sussed but I would appreciate some suggestions. We're renting an RV and want to stay in camp grounds with RV hookups.
Anyway - this is how its going to work
Arrive ANC 10/6/06 8:20pm
10/6/06 Day 1 â Ed has picked up RV and has got maps, fishing reels and has spoken to some people about places to fish.
Drive to Kenai Peninsular via Hope (88 miles from Anchorage). Arrive late-ish at night. Become known as the people who showed up late. Spend the night in Hope.
RV accommodation in Hope is through the Sea View CafÃ©, The Seaview RV Park and Campground where they offer RV parks and serve food.
Here is a good little website I found for Hope
11/6/06 Day 2 - Breakfast in Hope at the Seaview CafÃ©. Explore the small town and the museum. Then a half days fishing ($150 for 4 hours hike in trip (www.angle45.com). Or a hike on our to get eaten by bears.
Late afternoon/ early evening - Get in the RV and drive to Millerâs Landing at the end of the road in Seward. RV park on the waterfront ($30/night). Organise boat rental (cheap) or fishing charter (expensive) for the following day. Dinner. Bed.
12/6/06 Day 3 â A full days fishing
The campground store sells fresh eggs so we can have breakfast. I will bring some decent coffee (and a percolator) from London. If we are renting a boat we need to be up by 7am. Boats are on a first come first served basis. This seems like a cheap way to get fishing. It seems that drift fishing is the way to go.
Alternatively a charter would be the best way to get results on our first day but theyâre coming in at $250/person.
13/6/06 Day 4 â A half day fishing on our own (no guide) in the Chugaguch National Forest / A trip to Kenai Fjords National Park to visit Exit Glacier.
(Or spend a full day hiking the 8 mile (1000ft climb) round trip on the Harding Ice Field Trail or one of the other trails
14/6/06 Day 5 â Wake up and check out to drive to Homer via ?????
This is where I'm having trouble - should we stop somewhere on the way to Homer and spend a night? If so what is a good place to stop on the way? Or should we head straight down to Homer? IF we stay in Homer I've found this place - http://www.thedriftwoodinn.com/ Anyone had any experience of RVing in Homer?
15/6/06 Day 6 â Homer fishing with a guide
16/6/06 Day 7 â Homer fishing on our own.
17/6/06 â Day 8
Driving back to Anchorage 233 miles (roughly 4 hours...I'm think we should stop somewhere on the way where we can do a short trail - maybe 3-4 hours or visit a town or get eaten by a bear or something? Anyway we get back to Anchorage and stay in a horrible hotel near the airport so we can get an early flight...
Depart ANC 7:30am
Arrive LGA 9:20pm
Anyway - I'd love to hear from anyone who has done anything similar or one of the local experts who may offer advice.
Thanks for your consideration.