My son Garrett just got his Make-A-Wish itinerary for his Alaskan Adventure to Seward! Unbelievable! Highlights include a full day of Halibut/Salmon charter, kayaking in Resurrection Bay, and glacier cruise! We will be there next Tuesday the 19th through Sunday!
Now I have a couple of questions. First, what type of clothing should we pack? We are from Michigan, so we are used to all kinds of weather.
Also, we have some free time. Any recommended hikes? Keep in mind Garret has only been on prosthetic leg for about 7 weeks, but he is doing really good. He actually did a 3.5 hike a Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes last week that has a lot of huge sand dunes you have to climb. I think he could do 4 miles with some elevation. Nothing more than a moderate hike. Walking on rocks is a bit tricking for him, but he does love a good rock scramble! Oh, and are bears a concern and should we have spray?
Also, if we wanted to do some additional fishing, what would you recommend? River, bank, another 1/2 day charter for salmon??? Garrett and I both love river trout fishing, but not sure how close or easy this would be. Can we rent equipment or would I need to bring all my fishing stuff?
Any other tips or suggestion to make this a great trip for a great kid that has had a rough go would be most appreciated!
Also, We will be keeping a blog for Make-A-Wish which you can follow here: http://www.wish.org/help/gone_wishin_blogs?b=http%3A%2F%2Fgonewishin.wish.o rg%2Fblog%2Fgarrett%2F