Planning another black bear hunt in the Palmer creek area south of Hope for Aug 09 and had a few questions.
- I’d like to get out there and scout sometime before I hunt. Ideally, I’d like to make a 3 day camping/backpacking trip out of it while doing my scouting. How soon would I be able to reliably get down the Palmer creek road to scout? I read that the road can be closed till mid June. Would it be a bad idea to go say in late April or early May, park at the start or as far as I can drive and walk in or would there still be a big avalanche risk walking the road then?
- It sounds like when the snow is gone, I can drive to the campground at about the 6 mile point pretty easy. Is there any issues with parking there? How tough is it to drive past the campground?