I've been trying to take my sister on a trip up to Ak sometime this summer as a gift (she just graduated from college). I was thinking a 3 day hiking trip would be kind of fun for her. I've been thinking of hunting the hills above Palmer creek this fall when the berries come out so I thought I'd use it as an excuse to go scout the area out.
My question is if the area would be a decent place to take her camping. My plan was to park around the campground at mile 6 where the road supposably narrows. From there we would hike the road to get above the treeline and pitch a tent 2 or so miles from the road's end. After that we'll set up camp and spend a few days hiking around the alpine tundra.
In a previous post on the area people warned me that the bear hunters hit that area pretty hard during the baiting season and if the area is super busy, I'm thinking I might just take her to summit or devil's creek, but I've never been to Palmer creek so if the area isn't terribly busy and the scenery is good, I figure I'll give it a shot. What do you think?
If guys hunting and baiting the area pretty good, how far from the road do they go and how far back on the road to they go? I don't mind if there's a lot of pressure in the first 6 miles since we'll be driving that section. If the area beyond the campground looks like deer season in southern wisconsin though I'm thinking there might be better areas to hike. We'll be going in the first or second week of June and it won't be on a weekend if that makes any differance.
By the way, I was thinking of putting this in the hiking section, but thought this would be a better place since my main concern involved the hunting pressure on the area.