I just moved back to this beautiful state a year ago after being gone 22 years. I am in the process of planning a float trip on the Gulkana with a couple of my Ak high school friends. We are all 40 now and not in the best of shape - too many beers, bratworst and cable. Any concern on this river besides the class III at canyon? I read they can portage around it.

I recommended to them to buy inflatable kayaks, either the Advanced Elements or the Sterns Yukatat. Any opinions on these?

Has any one ventured over to Canyon Lake? Is there a good trail and fishing over there?

I am married with two talented and troubling teenagers. We live in the Mat Su valley. I run a small remodling contracting business. I love to fish and explore from a kayak. Family is into it as well. Haven't met anyone in the Valley yet with similar interests...