so im planning on coming up to alaska this summer to river guide. ive been researching alot to see what my best options were and came across this forum and was looking to get some more "locals" info.
ive been living in colorado my whole life and want a bit of a change. so ive been guiding for 3 seasons now with a little over 3000mi. most of those being on Clear Creek a class 4 creek. but also on the arkansas and colorado rivers.
so it looks like i pretty much have 2 options; nenana out of denali... or six-mile out of hope. i know that there is many other multi-day rivers out there, but from what ive heard, its hard to get work on them especially for it being my first season out there..any thoughts? so it looks like the nenana is a class 3-4 river with mostly half day trips that you can do 2-3 or 4 a day of, which is most like what im used to being on clear creek. and i would live in denali or healy? i was wondering what the atmosphere of those areas are like and what the living would also be like?
then there is six-mile. ideally, this look like the best river for me. lower water technical fast-pace boating. it looks like most live out of hope. and there is 2 companys.. chugach outdoor and nova. any beta on those 2 companys? also, how is the town of hope as far as atmosphere? what about girdwood?
so along with guiding.. i definitly want to get out and explore alaska as much as possible. the kenai area looks more scenic than the denali area but i just want to get out and see as much as i can.
any beta or info or comments would be greatly appreciated. thanks!