The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: Four days of exploring a virtually unknown backwater of Prince William Sound, where you'll paddle among sea otters, icebergs, and hanging glaciers, and set up base camp on a spectacular ledge overlooking the sea.
When to go: June to August
Travel advisory: Though deet can make you break out in a dreadful rash, it's the only repellent capable of warding off Alaska's bulletproof mosquitoes. A 65-percent deet spray is about right.