Just starting to work on a plan for a trip to Alaska in August,2012, with the focus on Denali and the Kenai Peninsula. I lived in Alaska years ago but this will be my first time back. There will be 4 of us, all adults, all active and interested in hiking and seeing natural beauty.
I plan to fly into Anchorage and head straight to Seward for 3 nights. We will then have 4 days/3 nights to make our way up to Denali. I was thinking of 2 nights at Homer (with a boat trip over to Halibut Cove) and one at Girdwood, but then added up the driving and it seemed a bit much. We really don't want to be spending more than 4 hours a day in the car if we can avoid it.
Today I came across the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, and it looks great. Now I'm thinking of 2 nights there instead of Homer.
What do you think? I actually never heard of this place until today, but it looks like a great opportunity for glacier-watching, kayaking, and a little relaxed hiking after out time at Seward (where we plan to hike Mt. Marathon and Exit Glacier/Harding Icefield with a guide.)