This isn't my first trip up to AK. I worked there during 4 summers about 18 years ago in the canneries. This time, I have money before
. I will be around Anchorage/Kenai area and maybe out to Chugach.
As for the gun, I am not really into a wrist breaking .454 at this point in my life. I think a .44 with stout loads will be more than enough.