The best time to go is around the third week of August. The mosquitos die off around then, and the autumn colors are beautiful. The whole tundra looks red, gold, and green. If you go any earlier, you’ll be eaten by bugs. If you go any later, you’ll wake up with snow on your tent.
You’ll definitely see wildlife. I saw a wolf, a brown bear, and lots of caribou.
We spent a whole day exploring a canyon full of dinosaur fossils. We spent another day hiking up a mountain that we liked the looks of.
The charter planes have fat tires, and they land on dirt clearings. When my group finally arrived at our pick up spot, there was a small hunting camp there. The hunters had cooked up a giant pot of caribou stew and shared it with us. That really hit the spot after ten days of backpacker food.over 6 years ago