My wife and I were bumped from a recent Christmas flight on Alaska airlines. As compensation, we were given vouchers for a free flight anywhere Alaska flies. We live in Seattle and can take 7-10 days off this summer (can be flexible with dates during this summer. Since the tickets are free to anywhere, we want to think beyond Anchorage(which is generally a fairly cheap flight from Alaska that we may pay for another time). We want to fish and my wife wants to practice her photography on scenery and wildlife. We still want to save costs by backpacking some of the time (we have some previous experience backpacking). Our one concern with backpacking is bear encounters. Other than that, we are leaving it wide open to suggestions with those guidelines in mind. Thanks in advance for your opinions and suggestions!!!
Joel & Katy