I pickup my customers at jims landing on the upper Kenai, and this year seems even worse for folks keeping the launch tied up.
It seems like folks just think of themselves sometimes.
Limited space and area to turn around etc.
folks would put their rafts and drift boats on the trailers, and then pull forward just a few feet and then unload the contents of boat, and stand around hoping someone would take a photo of them and their new Boat, standing around taking down fishing rods, pulling out coolers, just dragging it out..
while a line of people trying to get to the launch waited for more than what anyone should have to.
the guides that are on the river every day, are in and out... many of them get their boat out of the water and then pull down the road and out of the way so others can get in and out before they do the final secure on their boats.
I saw a family yesterday stop and eat sandwiches while the husband slowly and painfully strapped his boat to the trailer... waaaaaaaaaaaa...
One fellow took two of the one man cats out of the water and placed them directly in the road path and started to take them apart so he could put them in his car trunk.... when A guide asked him nicely to move them from the road so he could get to the launch, he recieved a dirty look... what can be done?
One gal even cleaned out 3 salmon on the actual cement launch instead of moving down river to the gravel area..
Sorry for the long cry session , but I bet other places on Alaska launches suffer during the busy season ... But then again,,,, It might just be me?