I'm in the process of planning a DIY 9-10 day float to Western Alaska with my Father and one other person.
I've got it down to the Aniak, Kanektok, or Kisaralik. We will be going during my block leave over the summer, so it would probably be around mid to late July.
What rivers would be the least crowded, and what would be the most productive and enjoyable floats? I've read that some of these rivers should only be attempted by experienced rowers, but they don't give a definition of experienced. I have rowed my drift boat in water up to class IV, but never rowed a raft.
Any input or suggestions is much appreciated as far as outfitters to use, or air taxis, etc. I will be living in Alaska, so I want the other two to experience a great trip since I will have more of an opportunity to do it more than they would. I was looking at using Aniak Air Guides for the whole trip since they let you rent out everything you need and fly you to where you need to go. I was considering bringing a vessel that I was going to purchase, but it seems much easier to just fly there with just my fishing gear and essentials and use their gear for the trip.
This trip isn't taking place until next summer, but I'd like to get things planned sooner than later.
Thanks in advance!