-- If I can only do one or the other, which would be more worthwhile in terms of sightseeing: Talkeetna (to see Denali) or Kenai Peninsula?
-- How different will the scenery on the Kenai Peninsula be from things I will see on the Inside Passage cruise? I am not looking to fish or do any other Kenai-specific activities other than day hiking and possibly day cruises if its likely I'll see something that I have not seen on my Inside Passage cruise.
-- Is Denali sufficiently spectacular to take the risk of heading up to Talkeetna given the possibility for weather that socks in the mountain? (I am not planning to head all the way up to the NP, given that the Park Road to Eielson VC will not be open until June 1, and my goal is to see the mountain.)
I can only do one or the other given time and cost constraints.