I'm new to this site so let me first say "Hello". I've been doing some light research online and came across this wonderful resource that might help me in the early stages of planning a trip to Alaska.
One of my best friends is getting married next year and his idea of a bachelor party is traveling from Seattle, WA to somewhere in the Tongass National Forest, for about a week in the great outdoors. The rough idea is to take a ferry from probably Bellingham (WA) to a port city in Alaska where we could take a float plane to one of the lakes in the TNF. We are planning on staying in Forest Service Cabins, possible a night or two in one place and then moving to another, if that's an option. He had mentioned something about boating from one cabin to another, and to another, but I don't really know much of the area and where that would be possible.
There are 4 guys in total, all of which are fairly experienced campers/fishers/hikers, and we aren't looking for a fancy resort or anything like that. We are also not looking for the ultimate survival trip by any means, but rather a week or so alone to experience and enjoy the wilderness. Obviously this is something that takes a lot of research, planning, and preparation so I'm just curious if anyone has any advise they could offer (travel options, recommended cabin/campsites, recommended lakes/rivers, alternate resources)?
Has anyone here ever ventured off into something like this? If so, how did it turn out? What was it like?
I guess our overall goal is to have one of those "adventures of a lifetime"...and obviously to make it back alive. Any advise or information would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much! Wonderful site