Ok - I've searched, back as far as 2007, haven't seen a lot of relevant information in this.
My son & I are planning on going up the Haul Rd. for caribou sometime about Sept. 5. We'll hike in the 5 miles and set up camp. I've done the hunt with a bow last year, and spent plenty of hours walking on the tundra:
HOW IN THE WORLD can one sleep in relative comfort on those bowling balls? I don't want to pack cots in. Is it possible (& legal) to flatten out a spot with a shovel (military trenching tool or aluminum pack type shovel for example)? Is there the occasional flat spot on top of a ridge? (If there is, I missed it last year).
My buddy went in the 5 miles last year & shot his bou, sounded like the most miserable part for him was trying to set up a tent & get comfortable.