I was lucky enough to pull the Chugach state park brown bear hunt, I've been hiking and glassing most of the area pretty regularly since April, accessing ship creek valley and Indian creek from south fork eagle River, Triangle pass, Powerline pass and from ship lake, seen 10 or 11 brownies in there, a couple good sized ones, I've heard stories of big boys in the penguin creek and bird creek drainage and most likely a larger population in there with the bigger salmon run, I've never been back in there just glassed it from the top of bird ridge. Looks pretty densely forested and hard to hunt until up by bird pass. I was wondering how the hike in is after you cant take the wheelers any farther, is there a good trail that goes to the bird pass area or just follow game trails? Any good places to get across bird creek? Any places to be able to glass the creek from? Any info from anybody that has been back in there or that has done this hunt before would be appreciated. I'm planning on going in for 5 days next week from the south fork side, if I don't see much there I was planning on trying bird creek towards the middle of October.