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    Thought I'd share our first float trip in the Brooks Range We were about a week and a half too early for the caribou but had an awesome trip anyway. Thank you to everyone who gave me advice in planning this trip!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOnqD0_pyOk

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    great slide show. Thanks!

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    Very Nice...>Thanks for Sharing

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    Looks amazing, getting me more excited for my trip in 2018!

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    Looks like you both captured the beauty of such a special place, very much enjoyed you sharing with us.

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    Awesome! Love the pictures!

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    Thanks for the great slideshow. Brings back good memories. The fishing and weather looked incredible. 3rd week of August?

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    Aug 24-Sept6. Fishing was awesome! The char ate anything with red on it. We were about 1.5 wks early on the caribou but did see a few. Great trip overall.

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    I've hunted that drainage before...both times the second week in August. The first year we saw hundreds of caribou and had them walking through camp and swimming across the river as we floated. The next year on the same dates we saw 4 and only were close enough to connect on one. It's difficult to time caribou.

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    For sure! I think they came through as the weather began to cool. The pilot said they were a few days east of us when we were getting dropped off. We really lucked out on the timing in regard to having the river to ourselves though. There was a 4day fog-in window before we got there so no one was too close in front of us and then on the third day of our float we saw three planes head to the bench. The next day four more planes. Overall it was very pristine and pretty awesome for a first float hunt.

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    I've hunted that drainage before...both times the second week in August. The first year we saw hundreds of caribou and had them walking through camp and swimming across the river as we floated. The next year on the same dates we saw 4 and only were close enough to connect on one. It's difficult to time caribou.

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    Awesome slide show. Wish I could have been with you ....

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    Nice.

    So what did you do, did you drive to your "end point" have a plane meet you to fly you to your "start point" and then just float back to your car?
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    Yep, that is pretty much what we did. Don't have to pay for a flight back that way
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    Nice.

    So what did you do, did you drive to your "end point" have a plane meet you to fly you to your "start point" and then just float back to your car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle 79 View Post
    Yep, that is pretty much what we did. Don't have to pay for a flight back that way
    sweet. Ive been trying to figure out how to do a "long" float and that is the best answer ive seen.
    I haven't done one yet but i was thinking starting at Eagle and float down to Ft. Yukon and fly back to the truck. Or i might just leave a truck in Circle and just do a shorter run for the first float adventure.
    Ive got a few years to figure it out before i am able to do it anyway.
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    Beautiful country, thank you for sharing. GREAT Pics!!

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    You've got a good eye with your camera sir...some extremely nice photos. Nothing out there quite like the Brooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle 79 View Post
    Thought I'd share our first float trip in the Brooks Range We were about a week and a half too early for the caribou but had an awesome trip anyway. Thank you to everyone who gave me advice in planning this trip!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOnqD0_pyOk

    Good for you taking your Dad! Wonderful slide show. I took my wife 3-years ago and she wants to go again. Beautiful up there! Thank you!
    That country was so hungry even the ravens were packin' a lunch.... HUNGRY I tell ya'!!

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    Glad you enjoyed them fishing magician! It was an awesome trip.

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    Thank you Doc! Lots of beautiful stuff to take pictures of up there. I'm already planning next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Woodsman View Post
    Good for you taking your Dad! Wonderful slide show. I took my wife 3-years ago and she wants to go again. Beautiful up there! Thank you!
    We had a great time. We were a bit early for the boy though. They were about a week east of us, but the fishing and scenery more than made up for it.

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