Me and a Friend are planning a short 1 week trip to Alaska for October this year. We aren't trying anything too overly adventurous, but if we enjoy this half as much as expected then this will be more of a taster of things to come next year
We are looking to do this as cheap as possible so that probably means camping which is fine. (although i caught glimpse of something about state provided cabins if you can travel there? but maybe i mis understood)
The main problem is I'm struggling to make a decision on the best location. So far we are choosing between KP, Trapper Creek or Wasilla Area.
KP is looking to be little bit more expensive, but sounds like it will be worth the additional travel costs to get there.
Trapper Creek and Wasilla are both on the rail line so thats the main reason they've come into the equation. But there doesn't seem to be as much info available on the web as there is for KP
Fishing wise we will probably be looking for salmon and trout, but the main empahsis besides amazing fishing is to also catch & cook our own food for the week. (with some small game hunting if we can arrange gun hire, although we haven't yet been able to confirm if this possible)
I'm an avid fly fisherman, but my mate has done very little fly fishing before so may end up spinning or using bait .. so location should be suitable for both if it makes a difference.
Can anyone recommend a good location? We need to be able to get there relatively easily (car rental is an option and we have priced up a flight from ANC to Kenai, so flying could be an option if the price is right). But im guessing the travel side of it will fall into place more once we can decide where we want to get too!
We also originally thought of rafting along the kanai and stopping at one or two camps ... this would still be a nice option but it was the logistics of where to start, where you end and how we get home again without having to try and raft back to where we started?
many thanks for any help in advance.