Exploring the Kenai Peninsula 2019
August 3 - Arrive: Anchorage
Activities: Recovering from flight, swimming, relaxing
August 4 - Anchorage to Seward
Explore Miller’s Landing campus along with stroll down to the beach looking for sea stars and sea shells. Hike Kings Head trail on Lowell Point.
August 5 - Seward-Miller’s landing
Activities: Best of Alaska Tour (4 hours sea kayaking, 4 hours fishing, 4 hours nature viewing)
Enjoy a 4 hour paddle in Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fiord at one of the amazing tidewater glaciers, and 4 hours of sport fishing on the way home for salmon and rock fish. Lunch provided.
August 6 - Seward-Miller’s Landing
Activities: 3.2 mile round trip hike to Exit Glacier with 1400 foot elevation gain. Will include small mountain climbing. Described as incredibly beautiful hike with full taste of Alaskan natural beauty.
Be sure to bring your camera!
We will be joined by new friends from the Teen Rec Center in Seward (www.sewardrec.com, Facebook: Seward Parks and Rec, @SPRDPMNC) for our hike to Exit glacier. They will also host an authentic Alaskan BBQ for us at the end of our hike.
August 7 - Seward-Miller’s Landing
Activities: 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise. Get on board the catamaran with a real Park Ranger and enjoy an up close experience with an active calving glacier. See whales, sea otters, stellar sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, eagles, and seabirds. Enjoy prime rib or salmon for lunch.
August 8 & August 9 - Cooper Landing-Quartz Creek Campground
Activities: Leave Seward & Miller’s Landing and drive to Cooper Landing. Set up camp at Quartz Creek campground between Kenai Lake and Quartz Creek. Enjoy rock skipping on smooth lake water, learning how to build a camp fire, learning how to build a lean-to, and overall enjoying one of the most beautiful places on earth. Group will participate in scavenger hunts, group games, and exercises. Water sports and possible fishing will be available.
August 10 and August 11
Activities: Drive to Anchorage. Check in to hotel. See fish swimming at Ship Creek (www.alaska.org/detail/ship-creek-lower), take a walk on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (www.anchoragecoastaltrail.com)
Book signing party with acclaimed Alaskan author Jamey Bradbury.
Activities: Visit Alaska Native Heritage Center (www.alaskanative.net), Kinkaid Park (www.alaska.org/detail/kincaid-park), Anchorage Museum (www.anchoragemuseum.org ). Visit University of Alaska/ Anchorage (www.uaa.alaska.edu ) and/ or Alaska Pacific University (www.alaskapacific.edu)
August 13 - Anchorage
Activities: Prepare for flight, fly home