We did this at the end of a hike near the river, so we crossed the tributary from the glacier upstream a ways from the main river. I'd suggest just crossing the glacier itself, if you deem it safe. So we came up the backside of Mt.Baldwin which was a steep ascent in mild scree and loose dirt as I recall. We descended towards the glacier which I recall being more grassy and quite easy - another reason to cross the glacier then ascend. We were camping up the hill from the airstrip, very close to all of this. Check out the hill across the valley and river; we spotted 4 grizzly bears and some caribou for most of our 3 day stay (but this maybe 5km away, so binoculars a must). Enjoy!
| | Nice framing! An interesting and impressive picture!
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Great photo! Hello from Athens
That is a really awesome photo! Was it hard to find the right path? My friend and I are doing the goat trail in July of 2015. Do you have any advice or good information? Thanks!
June 18-28 2010. We did not see many Caribou but that is about the right time of year for their migration. The bush plane that dropped us off picked up several backpackers and they encountered a large herd (100 or so I recall). We did have sighting(s) of bears, wolves and even a wolverine. Great trip with lots of day hiking opportunities.
FYI I took another trip, on the Noatak River, 2 years ago with the same outfitter. I wasn't particularly keen on this outfitter after my ANWR trip, but liked the itinerary of the Noatak River trip so ventured forth. Big mistake! The river flooded one night and we would have lost the canoes had not another client tied them up (the guide told him not to). Then the guide didn't have a working satellite phone so our pickup bush plane to the next location arrived a day late - looking for us! One client didn't make it to the second location due to this error and bush plane logistics - sad.
The Kongakut seemed like a pretty mild river so you could probably even do it on your own if you have the gear and enough knowledge/experience. Have fun, Dave
Thank you. I corrected the comment.
Wonderful scenery. Greetings from Turkey.