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Alaska Kenai Peninsula Multisport Tour
Hike, Sea Kayak, Raft and View Bears on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai is Alaska distilled. Tundra-clad mountains, tidewater glaciers, mist-shrouded coastlines, primeval forests and enough wildlife to fill a dozen rolls of film. Come with us as we hike, raft and kayak this wilderness paradise, including a chance to visit Alaska's Kingdom of the Grizzlies, awesome Katmai National Park.
Days 1-2: Seward-Kenai Fjords National Park
After meeting in Anchorage, we shuttle to Seward on the Kenai Peninsula for a picturesque hike to the Harding Icefield, the birthplace of many glaciers of the Kenai Peninsula. The following day we enjoy an introduction to sea kayaking in beautiful Resurrection Bay.
Days 3-4: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge-Chugach National Forest
Today we tackle one of the hiking gems in the Chugach National Forest. A wonderful trail winds up to a pristine alpine lake, allowing for a memorable hike back to the trailhead. The following morning we head out for a scenic float on the world-renowned Kenai River where we may encounter wildlife of both two- and four-legged variety as Alaskan salmon make their way up river. On our way to Homer, a hike to Russian River Falls gives us a chance to stretch our legs.
Day 5: Kachemak Bay State Park or Katmai National Park
Today we cruise across gorgeous Kachemak Bay to Kachemak Bay State Park, a roadless preserve where we hike through alder-covered glacial flats to the face of Grewingk Glacier and its namesake lake. A hand tram crossing of rushing Grewingk Creek adds to the adventure. Or choose to visit the home of Alaska's giant coastal grizzlies, Katmai National Park. Following a stunning flight across Cook Inlet, we watch these awesome predators as they prowl Katmai's lakes and streams in search of the legendary runs of spawning salmon.
Day 6: Girdwood
In the morning we begin the transfer back to Anchorage, passing through the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Before arriving in Anchorage, we hike in another part of the Chugach National Forest on the historic Crow Pass Trail. This hike takes us through part of the northernmost rainforest in North America. After enjoying the area's waterfalls, glaciated valleys, and snow-covered peaks, we continue on to Anchorage where we say goodbye to our newfound friends.