I'm in the planning stages of my first trip to Alaska for 2012. Hunting partner and I are coming up to the last frontier to bowhunt caribou. Already have a couple spots reserved with our transporter and have the bulk of the logistics figured out......from Fairbanks that is.
Considering a day or two in SE Alaska on the front end of the trip to experience some of the incredible fishing I keep reading about. So, been giving thought to flying in to Anchorage instead of Fairbanks. Spend some time fishing and then driving a rental car up AK-3 to Fairbanks a day prior to our jump flight. Looks like about a seven hour drive on the map. Question is....for early September, is seven hours realistic from the normal road condition/weather conditions for the area?
Just trying to maximize the experience here. Flights to Anchorage are quite a bit cheaper than Fairbanks and I've been told more consistent for that time of year as well. Figuring the drive should be quite scenic as well.
Appreciate any and all feedback.