Hello. I'd like to go on a long 20 mile (one way) backpacking trip.
But first, I'd like to ask some questions. I'm at glacier bay lodge and want to go to the Beartrack Mountains. Quite a distance away. I bought a topo map and a compass, and looking at the map, the land between here and the mountains are really flat. Anyone ever hiked/camped/hunted these areas? I'm expecting wet, swampy land. Is it hikeable with a pair of Xtratuff boots?
Also, am I gonna need bear spray for this route? Normally I'd be carrying my 8mm mauser but the park doesn't allow the possession and storage of firearms. My other option is to borrow from the folks in town, but I don't know anyone and I seriously doubt anyone will trust me enough with their handgun/rifle.
My other option is to kyack up to beartrack cove and stomp around there, but I need to find another person who will be willing to do it. Be a hard thing to do ha ha.
Anyway, anything you can tell me will help.
Oh and google earth just shows treetops, so i have no clue as to the type of terrain other than it's flat.
EDIT: I don't suppose I could rent a firearm from the folks in town?