Ok, here goes. Full story and pictures of my hunt that makes me king of the weekend warriors:
Originally I hadn't planned on hunting the opener because I have finally learned that I need to take
more than one day to try and get a caribou. But what with the emergency order making Saturday my only
chance to shoot any caribou I see, I decided I would like to jump on it. My regular hunting partner
had the drawing tag and had already made plans this weekend. I talked to a friend from church who
hadn't gone hunting in years and had mentioned wanting to try to go hunting for something. I figured
it was a low-expectations hunt with the huge crowds and all so getting a caribou would be a nice
bonus. He said he was up for it so we headed out Friday night towards Eureka.
Amazing thing #1 happened when all the nasty rain and fog disappeared right at about Sheep Mountain.
The weather would remain golden and beautiful until we returned to Anchorage. Amazing thing #2 was
the excellent trail conditions due to the low amount of rain over the summer. Parking at Slide
Mountain Cabins and heading east, we were able to get camped and set up on top of Slide Mountain around 11:00 PM with enough light to see what we were doing and go find some firewood.camp.jpeggood trails.jpeg (Second pic is from next morning)