Wish me luck folks I am headed out tomorrow, my permit kicks off on the 5th and I am just about done getting all the last minute odds and ends together. I have an 8 mile bike ride followed by a 10 mile hike to get done tommorrow, then the hard part starts! Man I am PUMPED! Just curious for anyone who has been back in the Chugach/Eklutna area this time of year I assume that planes are fairly common in the 14C sheep mountains. I picked up a pen flare for safety which will be totally useless if there is no one there to see it! I am planning on playing it safe but is it reasonable to expect a plane to fly through ever day or two? I was also curious if anyone has used a Cell phone back in Eklutna? I will ride my bike all the way out to the Highway if I need to before calling for a pickup but it would be nice to call before I start the bike ride out!
I will write up the hunt regardless of success/"failure". I have been planning this hunt for almost 2 years starting when my wife and I decided to leave our military careers and return back home to AK. I found this site while serving at Balad AB Iraq last year and SOOOO many people have helped me plan this since then that I can't think everyone enough!!