After four days of continuous rain, the sky began to lighten. Finally, we could shed our rain gear! Our plan was to fish Clear Creek, a tributary of the Talkeetna River, so we broke camp and headed north. We booked a ride in a jet boat through Mahay's Riverboat Service (www.mayaysriverboat.com.) for 7 am the following morning. Then we headed over to the immaculately groomed campsites found at Talkeetna River Adventures (P.O. Box 473, Talkeetna, AK 99676; 907-733-2604). This was the only fee campsite of the trip ($12 per night), but the campsites overlook the scenic Talkeetna River.