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    Me and a friend are planning on coming up to Alaska this August for a "hardcore" canoeing / hiking trip.

    We're are both moderately experienced, but do not know very much about Alaska.

    Our plan is to go on a 10 day canoe trip down some beautiful river in the middle of nowhere.
    Obviously we need good fishing, and preferable an area as least populated as possible.

    Any ideas for a good route?

    Some sources for useful information?
    Ideas or experiences of similar trips?

    Thanks

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    hi,

    get this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Alaska-River-G...7898925&sr=8-4

    once you have narrowed the search and have questions about specific rivers let us know.

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    Are you driving up and if so, where from?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi92 View Post
    Me and a friend are planning on coming up to Alaska this August for a "hardcore" canoeing / hiking trip.

    We're are both moderately experienced, but do not know very much about Alaska.

    Our plan is to go on a 10 day canoe trip down some beautiful river in the middle of nowhere.
    Obviously we need good fishing, and preferable an area as least populated as possible.

    Any ideas for a good route?

    Some sources for useful information?
    Ideas or experiences of similar trips?

    Thanks
    Wood river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    Wood river.
    You might clarify which one.

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    buy the book i mentioned, there are many rivers that would meet your needs. one fairly cheep one to do would be beaver creek.

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    Telegraph Creek to Wrangell on the Stikeen is a nice trip with nothing in between people wise.Lots of side stream day trips
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    Thanks alot for the book advice i will check it out

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    Thanks for your post.

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    Actually we're planning on catching a Greyhound bus up to Whitehorse (Yukon Territories), and from there we'll bus/train/hitch to where we need to go.

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    I like floating Birch Creek. It is a 150 mile float. I have a video on YouTube if you search for Birch Creek canoe.
    "I'd rather be fishing!"

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    do you have collapsable canoes?
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    When you get to Whitehorse, see Kanoe People.......they have great country and great canoes.

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    no we are going to rent. so it depends if the rental place has collapsible canoes.

    oh and i forgot to ask if you know of any possible rental companies that i can rent a canoe from and then get it back to them at the end of the trip somehow.

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    how long is the Stikeen? and hows the fishing?

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    i heard the fishing is bad there though

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    Check out swanson river/lakes by Sterling .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi92 View Post
    no we are going to rent. so it depends if the rental place has collapsible canoes.

    oh and i forgot to ask if you know of any possible rental companies that i can rent a canoe from and then get it back to them at the end of the trip somehow.
    Just buy a used canoe off a for sale site, use the crap out of it, and sell it where ever easiest. It'll be cheaper than trying to get it back to the place you rented it. Plenty of nice canoes out there for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mod elan View Post
    You might clarify which one.
    Sorry the Wood River that flows into the Nush. http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/woodtik.htm

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