The Alaska Railroad invited us to experience their Coastal Classic trip, which takes locals and visitors every year down through the mountains of the Kenai Peninsula to Seward Alaska. I’ve hiked, biked, driven all terrain vehicles, flown in planes across our wild frontier, and the Alaska Railroad left me in awe! Taking the Alaska Railroad to Seward offered me a unique opportunity to really absorb the grand wilderness landscape and rich history of the Kenai Peninsula unlike any trip I’ve ever experienced. While we’re in Seward we venture out into Resurrection Bay to take in it’s rich and diverse surroundings and wildlife.
You can get more information on this trip:
Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic
Weather where and what to wear!
I don’t care where you travel in Alaska, don’t take much of what our local forecasters say too seriously. That said, KTVA Channel 11 News usually nails down our weather forecast pretty well. (No, that wasn’t a paid endorsement.) If you’re heading down to the Kenai Peninsula and Resurrection Bay, I’d pack: Short Sleeved Shirt, Shorts, Long Sleeved Shirt, Jeans, Walking Shoes, Windbreaker or Jacket. You should be good to go!
Nice weather is always a good thing, and yes we scored when we filmed this trip. In contrast, it rained both days on our scouting trip but saw more active wildlife than on our nice sunny day. This isn’t always true, but I’ve had just as many amazing moments with wildlife on rainy or heavy overcast trips in Southcentral.
The Alaska Railroad will take good care of you, and so will the outfitters they’ve partnered with for years. If you end up taking this trip, please drop us a line and share! If you have any travel tips for others, drop those as well! Whatever you do, make sure you order the Reindeer Sausage Breakfast Burrito!
Enjoy the trip!