Why not find your trophy caribou now...??? Why not get in top shape for the hunt by scouting now...??? You can pack-in some extra fuel & food on each scouting expedition and cache it (Out of sight). The week before you go in for the harvest you can cache some heavier gear like tents & tarps, etc.. With less gear to "Pack" in on the harvest trip, you could even take in a sled to help haul the load out.
Or you could wait and start a thread titled: "Kenai Mt. Caribou where are they sleeping this weekend......????"
You know this scouting thing could work for other species hunts.........just something to thunk'about.