2014 was another great summer! The weather was wonderful with temperatures in the high 60’s to high 70’s, and lots of sunshine with occasional rainy days. Compared to the lower 48, the summers in Alaska are fabulous and it is so beautiful.
|We managed to take a group up to Denali National Park this fall and it was really a great and beautiful trip. Although it was pretty rainy and we didn’t get to see Denali (Mt. McKinley), we did get to see a lot of beautiful country and lots of bear, caribou, mountain sheep and a few moose. We highly recommend that trip and the daily Seward Wildlife Cruises for enjoying all the wonder of Alaska. Part of our group also had a great float-plane trip across the Cook Inlet—bear watching and fishing.
Grande Denali Lodge
Fishing was good for us, but there were problems with the King salmon fishing and the halibut fishing. Read the Blog post for the details. Some comments though: If you are expecting to fish for King (Chinook) salmon, you have to realize that the numbers coming in the river are way down although we are hoping they will improve. Also, clamming on the Kenai Peninsula is poor due to over harvesting of the clams. Fish and Game have closed down several of the most popular clamming sites, but some are still open (be sure to check with F&G to find out which ones). Also the west shore of the Cook Inlet is loaded with clams and there is no limit. Red fishing has been and should be fantastic. Trout fishing in Johnson Lake was also excellent this year.
We had a good year with lots of great people coming to camp with us. We have made so many friends over the past few years. Remember that the last three weeks of July is Red season in the Kasilof and Kenai Rivers. We are always full during that period, you must make advanced reservations early. Last year we were full for those three weeks by the first of June. However—do check with us because we sometimes have people that leave early or cancel their reservations.
Hope to see you this summer!