This is where the first-run of Red, Coho and Sockey Salmon begins on and around June 11. For those ‘in the know,’ this time of fishing is anything but ‘relaxing’ and the fish are plentiful. Generally there’s a three-fish limit per 24-hour period, but last year that was raised to six. The second run of fish comes in mid-July and goes further up the Kenai. There is always catch and release trout fishing and Dolly Varden (a type of trout). The season actually begins further down river with King Salmon. There is also the world-famous Halibut fishing 3 hours south of Cooper Landing at Homer.
All night it was as if the Lord spoke to me saying, “Trust me!” I do trust Him; I just don’t trust ME ‘hearing’ Him clearly! We woke to clear skies and great hopes for a safe passage. 511alaska.com said the pass was good and clear and so we headed out of Valdez. The L-shaped poles on either side of the road mark the edges for snow plows – yes, the snow gets that high. Near the top of the pass, we saw hundreds and hundreds of ptarmigan.
When we first decided that we wanted to campground host in Alaska, we were directed to the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. All of the information said that we would have to ‘boondock’, a word we had never heard before. A little research showed us that it meant ‘living in the boondocks with no amenities’ or no water, no power, no sewer. In other words, ‘off the grid’ in a trailer.