Stage 1 was spent mostly on the Kenai Peninsula and was my introduction to Alaska. I arrived on June 6 and the following day enjoyed seeing Anchorage, visiting a museum and an old Navy friend from the USS Niagara Falls.
First adventure was taking the famous Seward Highway then the Sterling to Homer Alaska. Parts are like driving in the Florida Keys, instead of a narrow road with ocean on both sides, you are surrounded by mountains, glaciers and thee ever impressive Cook Inlet.
See post here: Road Trip Seward-Sterling
Homer is a fishing town and halibut is the name of the game. It’s a quaint little town mostly at the end of the Homer Spit..
Stayed at the Lands End resort at the end of the split, fished with D&G Charters on a full day deep sea trip with an all female crew. One of the best deep sea days ever, highly recommend them. Bought gifts from local boutique Salmon Sisters and had Homer Fish Processing take care of my catch and ship it home.
See my reviews of Homer and fishing trip in the following posts:
I will definitely return to Homer and stay and fish longer.
Kenai Fjords National park Hike
Leaving Homer I headed back up the Sterling highway, past Cooper landing then took the Seward south the KFNP. Excellent hiking and fun day at the Exit Glacier.
See post here: Glacier Hike
This stage, if not the entire trip was built around being in this town on opening weekend of the rainbow trout season. It’s a great little town with a world class river running through it. Spent four days here three of which were fishing.
See Copper Landing posts here:
Stage 1: Video Highlights
There are more videos on my Youtube channel, under Alaska playlist. the following are in order of the trip.