This summer is winding down and winter will be approaching soon so I started thinking about the trips I ran out of time to do or will do again next summer. We have family visiting from outside next year so I need to start planning the 2012 itinerary and mesh it into my preference for particular trips as well as multiple vacation time slots.
So this thread will be about trips you are thinking about or planning on doing next year (the rest of us don't mind copying good ideas if we hear them). My trips generally end up on the Kenai Peninsula as I like it here.
Two trips I plan on doing for sure with the group in 2012 is
Hike Resurrection Pass Trail...I think I will make it into a 5 day trip with lots of leisure time since we will be a party of 5.
Kenai Canoe Trail...specifically Swanson Lake route. I haven't decided just exactly how we will do it yet but probably a loop and come back out Paddle Lake. This will take a group vote so I'm keeping options open on the exact route.
I would also like to do something with the Alaska Railroad, maybe a dropoff somewhere and a campout/hike. That would put us at the eastern side of the Peninsula so I am covering geographic regions...and I am also thinking about some sort of a salt water kayak trip for us to do maybe out Homer area across the bay but I haven't fully researched that yet and we will need to rent all the gear.
So...if you would like, tell us what you have in mind for next year ? Anybody else got any plans for Alaska adventures they would like to share ?