I've got this hairbrained scheme to try the Aniakchak River
sometime (possibly June of 2015). Has anybody done it or is interested in joining? It sounds like it's class IV. Speaking from personal experience in that area, the weather can be terrible but it's BEAUTIFUL when it's clear. There are probably grizzly bears all over the place.
Just for the record, I've got the 'Alaska River Guide' and it doesn't discourage the trip like the Wikipedia page says. Although the river is about as remote as you can get and isn't for the feint of heart.
The logistics are truly awful. I'm thinking of chartering a floatplane out of King Salmon for the put-in and using an outboard motor to get to Chignik (and the ferry back to the road system) for the takeout. My family runs a commercial fishing boat so I've spent many summers in the
It's a crazy idea I know...but it got me interested somehow.