I am going to be visiting, for a week, in mid-September 2008. I'm hoping to do some kayaking and hopefully see great sea-life; whales,etc. I don't know if our timing is practical. We are on a bit of a budget and would love any recommendations by locals, we try to stay FAR away from the touristy-traps (We live in Lake Tahoe and just finished our major season).
Bears, hiking, outdoor activities are our hope!