Well I just read the post about Seward Hiway being closed next weekend so I guess that's out now. The Whittier road is supposed to be back open by then though. I want to run up the boat for only a couple hours and I want to stay pretty close to the harbor on the first trip in a couple years. I hear that you really have to have to work for fish right outside Whittier more so than Seward. Is it worth evn bringing any gear out with me if I am going to be staying within 5 miles of the harbor? I'm mainly just going out to function check the boat on water since there aren't any lakes open yet and I just can't wait any longer.