Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Cooper Landing
... lakes along the road, popular fishing for locals, and State recreation areas that allow free camping. The Skilak Lake Rd. is gravel and it was a rocky, bumpy ride with Toto II (again), but we ended up at the Lower Skilak Lake campground with a site right on the lake. The lake is large and weather and winds can change quickly, so I opted out of paddling it, but the view from our site on the lake was good enough for me. When we got out of the truck to survey ...
... a rainbow trout, and a couple of big salmon that threw the hook just as they were to be netted! Good day- broke the jinx. Peggy at the B&B cooked up a fresh salmon lunch... mmm good.
Then took a 5 mile hike up the Russian River to the falls where we watched salmon trying to make the run up the falls/ rapids that seemed impossible. Seems like enough for one day.
Friday, after a nice breakfast, we drove leisurely ...
... throughout Alaska. When we asked him when he was last home, he replied "2 1/2 years ago". It was a nice RV, so I am assuming he has made all his money and is relatively content. Sounds pretty neat to me. We were able to play at the park, too. We finally said goodbye to Seward. It was past time to head toward Cooper Landing. Thinking it was an hour and a half drive, we were surprised to be there within 50 minutes. What a beautiful ...
... two nights. What a gorgeous area. This is the Kenai Peninsula, and is the favorite of many people. I can see why...I saw some views unlike any that I've ever seen. The low temp here is -10* In the winter. Not too bad. We found a local restaurant for dinner, overlooking the Lake. Lu had salmon with scallops for $32, while Terri and I had the salmon pot pie for $18. both were good. The Quartz Creek which also runs by the campground as well as the other creeks around ...
... Tuesday morning. As I write this blog tonight Patty is in the air, somewhere between San Francisco and Philadelphia.
Once we were sure Patty was at her gate and ready to board, we continued to head south toward the Kenai Peninsula. None of us really felt like eating lunch, so we just hit the road. The drive from Anchorage to Cooper Landing (where we would be staying) is via the Seward Highway, known as one of the most beautiful drives in the country, ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed