We spent a portion of several days in Anchorage as we explored different parts of Alaska. While there, we found a variety of places to visit and some excellent restaurants. Below are some traveling tips for Anchorage. Continue reading “Top Things to Do in Anchorage”
I spent three days in Homer and despite somewhat crummy weather, I really liked this part of my two-week trip in Alaska. Continue reading “Three Days in Homer, Alaska”
The best part of my two week Alaska trip was visiting the bears in Katmai National Park and Preserve. I signed up for the Classic Day Trip which takes about 7 hours of the day for 3 hours with the bears and is very pricey but worth EVERY penny on a sunny day. I was thrilled that the weather was so nice for my bear trip that started at 6am which was dependent on the tides. Continue reading “Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears…UNBELIEVABLE!!!”
After a day of crummy salmon fishing in Cooper Landing (try trout fishing on the upper Kenai instead), I planned a leisurely day of driving from Cooper Landing to Homer with scenic stops along the way. Very close to Cooper Landing is the East entrance to Skilak Lake Road, an 18-mile gravel road which travels through Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading “From Cooper Landing to Homer, Alaska”
After our backpacking trip and time in Anchorage, Ross and I went to Cooper Landing for a day of fishing and then to Seward for a day of sight seeing. While very nice, if there were a next time, I’d just go straight to Homer as similar activities may be found in Homer including bear watching which makes for less moving around.
Having said that, we took the scenic hour drive from Cooper Landing to Seward in the rain and entertained ourselves with a short hike and a six hour boat tour. Continue reading “A Day Trip to Seward”
So the fishing in Alaska this year (or at least when I went) was absolutely TERRIBLE. I had always heard about these amazing fishing trips, so I was sorely disappointed.
I had two day trips for fishing planned. One for silver salmon on the Middle Kenai River and another for halibut fishing in Homer. Continue reading “Fishing in Alaska…NOT!”