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kenai in may

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kenai in may

will be renting a RV out of Anchorage. Interested in sightseeing and fairly easy hiking. NO fishing. Would be interested in ideas on what to do in this area in mid to late May. No wiggle room on time of year for vacation.

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when in May ? and how much time do you have ?

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Mid to late May can still be a time when hiking trails are wet & still have snow, particularly at higher elevations.

Gull Rock trail is easy & usually one of the first on the Kenai to dry out due to its exposure. It is out of the little town of Hope, well worth a visit for its Alaskana flavor in itself, along the Turnagain arm.

Seward & Homer are beautiful destinations of course. Will you be spending all two weeks down on the Kenai. I would recommend getting to Denali after opening day.

Edited: 11 February 2011, 08:59
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would probably be towards the end of may. 7-8 days probably could be used for this region and Denali. Thanks for your info.

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With only a week you might be pushing it to get to Homer and Denali, AND be able to spend quality time in between. Some people enjoy the drive and the scenery while others want to enjoy activities at different locations. So how far you travel will depend on your style. We you going to do a Kenai boat tour while in Seward?

If you arrive in Anc in the evening, it's worthwhile to spend the night in the RV in their lot, so you can get thru the orientation first thing in the morning and hit the road. This chart might help you with driving times and distances.

alaska.org/gettingaround/alaska-transportati…

There's also some great info in that link on sightseeing as you drive to the Kenai or to Denali.

alaska.org/driving/magnificent-drives.htm

The shuttle buses in Denali on May 20. More info in this link. nps.gov/dena/…CP_JUMP_228455

Have fun planning. carol

Edited: 11 February 2011, 19:47
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