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Old January 31st, 2014, 05:10 PM
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Bill - so this is why you're not available for the beekeeping class until August? C'mon man - BEES!

It sounds like a great trip - I hope when my son is old enough to travel distances in a few years the family can take a trip like that.
That's right! My son is just coming out of his puberty "dumbness"...I can actually have 30 minute or longer conversations with him now...
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:27 PM
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If I were making the trip would spend time on the Kenai Peninsula and fish the Kenai river.
Soldotna is the nicest small town on the Kenai IMHO.

Also take a charter out of Homer to snag some halibut and King Salmon in Cooks inlet.
Homer is the artsie crowd, so when you come off the boat be sure and allow a few hrs to tour the village of Homer and have a bite to eat.
If you like good beer, there are a number of small breweries all over the Kenai.
This is not to be missed and should be at the top of your to do list.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 07:00 PM
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If I were making the trip would spend time on the Kenai Peninsula and fish the Kenai river.
Soldotna is the nicest small town on the Kenai IMHO.

Also take a charter out of Homer to snag some halibut and King Salmon in Cooks inlet.
Homer is the artsie crowd, so when you come off the boat be sure and allow a few hrs to tour the village of Homer and have a bite to eat.
If you like good beer, there are a number of small breweries all over the Kenai.
This is not to be missed and should be at the top of your to do list.
Yeah...only so much time. Kinda playing some of it by ear. I am bringing the fly gear.
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I have made the AK to 48 drive about 6 times. For a first timer take the ferry. It's a poor mans cruise with your truck on the boat.

If you want to do any fishing on the peninsula hot me up. I have many contacts with cabins with good pricing. Also consider spending a day Talketna (sp) and taking a fly trip over Denali. If not I can hook you up with a pilot north of Anchorage to fly you over Denali for about 500 bucks.

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Bill: If I were making the trip would spend time on the Kenai Peninsula and fish the Kenai river. Soldotna is the nicest small town on the Kenai IMHO.


I think Cooper Landing has the edge

Also take a charter out of Homer to snag some halibut and King Salmon in Cooks inlet. Homer is the artsie crowd, so when you come off the boat be sure and allow a few hrs to tour the village of Homer and have a bite to eat.

Homer halibut fishing is still Ok, not like it was in the 80's. Kodiak has the best butt fishing in the state right now.


If you like good beer, there are a number of small breweries all over the Kenai. This is not to be missed and should be at the top of your to do list.
Sorry I don't drink beer so no comment.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:19 PM
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I've got contacts in Homer, Anchorage, Fairbanks and a few other places. If you need a hand while your running all over Alaska I can give you some numbers.


I spent a few days in Homer and stayed at Land's End Resort. I'd camp on the beach in Homer if I were you.

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Great suggestions from the guys on here , let's plan a trip to some of Alaska that most don't get to see . I have been here since 89 and have turned over most every Rock up here so I can point you in the right direction . This is one of my favorite trails up here and one your 90 won't have any problems with . A place to see bear moose wolves and nothing you need to pay for .

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Looks pretty fun! I'll read up on it some more this weekend
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Ya'll will have a blast. I made the drive for about 8 years running when my oldest was smaller. We did it differently each year and to this day my son still talks about it and wants to do it again, so I hope we can in a couple years. We mostly camped when stopping when able, and ditto to allowing enough time.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 04:05 PM
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Since my trip has been delayed due to work...my employer has graciously bought me a gift!
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:15 PM
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Y'all havedto move to south Tejas...
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I was actually meaning to ask if this trip was still happening. When is the new start date?
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:40 PM
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This month was my only window to leave this year because of the amount of time I was going to take...Thinking on a smaller trip, maybe to Waldo Lake in Oregon before fall sets in...
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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That's a bummer. My friends and I want to do an Alaska trip in a couple of years.
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That's a bummer. My friends and I want to do an Alaska trip in a couple of years.
Maybe a D90 Source convoy!
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Old June 19th, 2014, 08:38 PM
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Maybe a D90 Source convoy!
How about a road trip from Florida Keys to Barrow Alaska! in a Land Rover...man my ears are already ringing thinking about a trip like that! lol...
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Old June 19th, 2014, 10:24 PM
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How about a road trip from Florida Keys to Barrow Alaska! in a Land Rover...man my ears are already ringing thinking about a trip like that! lol...
I did Corpus Christi to Anchorage in my 90 towing a 15' Boston Whaler and besides the crosswinds in WY it was a blast! Set it up!

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I did Corpus Christi to Anchorage in my 90 towing a 15' Boston Whaler and besides the crosswinds in WY it was a blast! Set it up!

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I once drove from Tulsa to Dutch John, Utah to fish the aquarium under the Flaming Gorge..in my 97 Arles....It took me over 15 hours to get from Tulsa to Denver...had to stop every hour for gas..I ran into a west wind that wouldn't give up...

Like holding a sheet of plywood and running into the wind...

Anyway, great time and still get to talk about it...lot's of thumbs-up tho!!
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How about a road trip from Florida Keys to Barrow Alaska! in a Land Rover...man my ears are already ringing thinking about a trip like that! lol...
In 2000 I did Kodiak to Miami Beach in a 2 door Dakota in 5.5 days solo. I have ridden or driven the Alcan in 1984, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, and 2000. All not in a Defender..

The Ak to Florida was crazy.

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That's a bummer. My friends and I want to do an Alaska trip in a couple of years.
If you need any help with that I can assist.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 05:47 PM
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That's a bummer. My friends and I want to do an Alaska trip in a couple of years.
I'm hoping to do that as well... in search of ze salmon
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