Since one of my lifetime goals is to see every national park in the country, I wanted to check off as many as possible while visiting my sister, who lives in Anchorage. We decided to rent an RV for a week and have planned to start with Kenai Fjords NP, then Denali NP, Valdez, and finally Wrangell-St.Elias NP.
More family has since joined the trip, and now one/some of them would like to cut out Wrangell-St. Elias in order to go to Homer. Of course, I have somewhat of a mission to go to the NPs, but I was also thinking that Homer would be included in one of my future trips to Katmai and Lake Clark.
So, my question is: if the group decides to go to Homer, and we only have a limited amount of time - if any - at Wrangell-St. Elias, what are some things we should/could do in a short period of time? Obviously, we wouldn't be going to McCarthy/Kennicott. And if seeing McCarthy & Kennicott is what Wrangell-St. Elias is all about, please tell me, so I don't waste the trip. I also want to make sure that if I'm going to insist on going to W St.-E, I better make it worth my family's while.
Thanks in advance for your ideas!