I'm headed to the Ivishak area for a float hunt end of August. Had planned to fly in but just rented some pack rafts and am now considering walking in. What are the walking conditions along the Ivishak? Has anyone ever walked in from the Sag? Either up the lupine and over to the Sav then to the Ivishak, or a straight shot across the tundra from The Sag to the Ivishak?
I have hiked in the 5 miles (7 actually) to shoot a caribou in the past. We hauled it out in one trip with two guys and I decided then that if I ever did it again I would only float it out. It looks like about 26 miles up the Lupine over to the Sav then to the Ivashak with only about 6 miles of this over the tundra. Vs. 13 miles straig across the tundra. Any suggestions?
Also, does anyone know if the Echooka would be runable with packrafts in August? (if we got flown in?)
Thanks a lot for any suggestions!