Yes, in 36 hours, I'll be beginning a life-long dream of spending my first good-sized chunk of time in the great state of Alaska. A good friend of mine and I leave on Saturday the first of June (a nice birthday present for me). We'll be in my truck with a pop-up camper, towing my fishing boat. The general plan is to enjoy the Alaska Highway, and the trip up to what you all call Los Anchorage. We'll get through that quickly, and then will do some sight-seeing and fishing on our way down to Homer. My friend flies back to MN on about June 9th, at which time I will be exploring alone until the beginning of August. There's no real set agenda, but I plan to hunt for a coastal black bear, and fish for trout, salmon, halibut, rockfish, ling cod, or whatever is biting. This may take place anywhere on the KP, but I feel most attracted to Homer, Cordova, Valdez, and Kodiak Island.
For anyone that's interested, I've started a blog of my trip (AKboundtim.blogspot.com), which I'll update whenever I'm in town or have service.
I'm a guy that does well alone and can get completely immersed in figuring things out by myself, but I also really enjoy people. I'm hoping to meet some locals, and learn as much as I can while I'm up there. If anyone wants to join me (share some hunting, fishing, hiking, etc.), or show me the ropes - shoot me an email or give me a call. I'll be checking in periodically.
Any and all advice appreciated.
In the meantime - lots of packing to do! Can't wait...