My husband and I are planning a trip for just the two of us for July/ August. We will pick up an RV in Anchorage on July 29 at noon and return it at 3pm on August 7. We are considering visiting Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula. I have read many suggestions on this forum, but am still very overwhelmed with the possibilities. I am hoping that the experts can help us plan this trip.
We like being outdoors but do not necessarily enjoy rigorous activities. We are interested in short hikes, aerial trams, gold mining, boat excursions, ATV trail rides, and exploring quaint towns. We love wildlife viewing and would like to see beluga and other whales, puffins, seals, moose, bears, etc... However, we don't necessarily want to do a high priced tour just to see them. My husband is not a fisherman, but might like to try a half day of fishing. I definitely want to see the glaciers and maybe do a short kayaking trip.
We have already booked three nights at Denali at the beginning of the trip. Now what to do on Kenai Peninsula? Should we go to Homer and Seward? I have seen several comments on the beauty of the campgrounds of the Cugach National Forest. should we stay there? Are these too far from activities in Seward too be worth it? Is there enough around Girdwood/Portage Glacier to warrant staying in that area one night?
What are the best areas for glacier and wildlife viewing?
We are also new to dry camping. Should we plan on staying at a place with electric and water occasionally to recharge the battery and fill the tanks? Anyone know how long we can go on one battery charge ( I know that it is very dependent on what we use in the camper.)
Thanks in advance to the local experts and others!