With my paddling companion I spent two weeks in Prince William Sound, Alaska in mid-May. After we returned to Victoria, I posted a few details in Denis Dwyer's thread: http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/threads/prince-william-sound-alaska.7297/#post-83355 Before the trip I asked about charts for the area here: http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/threads/chart-options-for-alaska.8103/#post-88427 It's a spectacular area and I highly recommend it as an addition to your "Possible Trips" list. The paddling opportunities are very extensive - you could spend a lot of time there and just be starting to see what the area offers. Visiting 'early in the season' , in May, meant that some campsites were still snow-covered. Balanced against that, we found no other paddlers, little boat traffic, no bugs and constant vistas of snow covered mountains. Even as a road trip without paddling, it would be worthwhile.