You live in a great playground--at least in the summer. I spent a month there one winter, and it sure was dark. I did get to see the northern lights on several occasions though, and that was quite memorable! Believe it or not, I did a little paddling there in February, as the days started getting longer.
I know it's a long way from where you live, but have you done any hiking up in the Brooks Range? The Gates of the Arctic is very high on my list of future backpacking trips.
I'm not sure I'd ever be up for the major coordinating effort that would be involved in putting one together, but It's fun to imagine holding a BPL GGG type event in southeast Alaska for those who want to add paddling to their mix of outdoor activities.
When coming to Alaska for longer expeditions, on a couple of occasions I've "met up" with less experienced paddling friends and family members in both Juneau and Sitka for some day hiking and padding. A particular highlight was an overnight kayaking trip out to Berners Bay. When I was in the area last (it's been quite a few years now since I've been in the Juneau area) a big debate was raging over whether or not to extend the road that leads out to that area. What ever happened with that issue?
Juneau has some great day hikes, too, and a visit to Juneau, or even to Sitka, would be an easy place to start (perhaps for some camping and paddling, utilizing a spot like Starrigavan campground as a base). I also love staying at the Juneau Hostel when I'm passing through on the ferry, and that might be a great place as an initial meeting place for BPLers, too.
The Lynn Canal would be a fun paddling destination. When I finally get around to it, I'll paddle there in conjunction with a larger trip.
I've done most of the Sitka-to-Hoonah (we took a water taxi to the Khaz Head area rather than padding there from Sitka) paddling trip. The stop at White Sulphur Springs was great. We had to stay put there for several days because of a big storm on the ocean, but it was fun to soak in the hot springs while we waited for the weather (and especially the sea state) to improve. Watching Humpbacks and Orcas at Point Adolphus was something I'll never forget. Future trips may include some padding in the Frederick Sound area. I understand that the whale watching is incredible there, too.
@Richard. Adding a sail to a kayak is definitely fun. I've done some of that on Baja trips. But when the wind rises suddenly, the sail can become rather difficult to manage (at least for me).
I wonder if that crashing you heard in Adams Inlet was a moose. I want to go back to Glacier Bay, this time focusing primarily the east arm. When I do, I want to spend a significant amount of time in Adams Inlet. As you're no doubt aware, the valley to the east of Adams Inlet, leading to Endicott Gap, was the migration corridor into the area (for land animals) when the glaciers began to recede.