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tigers0615
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Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE

Making a trip come to Alaska - Kenai Peninsula area. The places we plan on visiting are:
Anchorage - flying in, probably spending last night before returning flight)
Cooper Landing - stopping on way to Homer
Homer - Halibut fishing
Seward - river rafting??
Palmer- glacier landing flight

Does anyone have any recommendations of things to do in these areas?


23parker
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
Homer spit is pretty cool place to hangout for a few hours.

You should also go Salmon fishing on the Kenai. I stayed in Soldotna which is on the way to Homer.

Near Seward is Kenai Fjords national park. There is a pretty good hike to the glacier.

Watch out for moose if driving at night.


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Pelican fan99
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
When are you planning on going? I just got back from driving all over the Kenai Peninsula and everything is starting to close up shop for the winter. Seward was starting to look like a ghost town

Homer is really cool spot got hammered at the Salty Dog

The views on the drive leaving Anchorage are amazing
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tigers0615
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
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When are you planning on going?


Mid June


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
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Seward - river rafting??


Do the Kenai Fjords boat excursion.

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Palmer- glacier landing flight



Drive up to Hatcher Pass, hike around the Independence mine site.
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Pelican fan99
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Do the Kenai Fjords boat excursion.
would recommend also. Very nice


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
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Mid June


Hike up to Slaughter Gulch near Cooper Landing.



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Auburn80
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
Admire the scenery and enjoy the time away.


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YourHuckleberry
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
Definitely book a river salmon fishing trip on the Kenai or Kasilof river. It should be during the king salmon run in June. Look into Kasilof Kings Cabins for a night or two.

While in Seward, book an excursion or two through Miller's Landing. You already have a halibut trip planned in Homer, but Miller's offers kayak day trips using their bigger boats as mother ships to take you to secluded coves in the bay.


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TubaDawg
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
16 minutes from Palmer is Wasilla, I highly recommend checking out the Iditarod Museum/Headquarters.

The day we went which was in June, we happened to visit on the first day that people could register for that years Iditarod. MAN, the stories that I got to hear that day was amazing.


RogerTheShrubber
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The day we went which was in June, we happened to visit on the first day that people could register for that years Iditarod. MAN, the stories that I got to hear that day was amazing.


The annual mushers banquet is a blast, usually held at the Sullivan in Anchorage.

I was a handler for a guy named Bob Morgan a couple decades ago. Any events at the center off Knick Rd in Wasilla is a blast though. You meet the most interesting people.
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Jax-Tiger
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re: Alaska Trip - NOT A CRUISE
Halibut Cove is a cool spot to spend an afternoon/evening. The Saltry is a very good place to eat right on the water. It is directly across Kachemak Bay from the Homer Spit you can only get there via boat (water taxi is available).

I have an Uncle who lives in Homer and has a cabin on Peterson Bay (right next to Halibut Cove) when accessible - can only get to it by boat, and it's not available in the winter). Beautiful country there. Chocolate Drop Mountain is beautiful from the water.
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RogerTheShrubber
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Halibut Cove is a cool spot to spend an afternoon/evening.


when they have events its a blast. Yachts pile in there, its surreal.


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