The Kahiltna Hilton - Moose Camp!
Fall is the time for hunting in Alaska and hunters head to the woods for day trips and extended stays lasting 10 days or longer. Naturally those traveling in the high country for mountain goats or Dall sheep must carry everything on their backs; which usually means lightweight two man pack tents, single burner cook stoves and a lot of dehydrated foods.
On the other hand, a fly-in moose, caribou, or bear hunt affords the hunters the luxury of being dropped off very close to their hunting area and campsite....allowing a significant increase in comfort level for their camping experience. This camp is First Class, providing full-size camp stove, wood stove for heat, fresh groceries.....and the BEST camp cook you could ask for. Marylin, AOJ's Cooking Editor, poses at the doorway to her and my cousin's deluxe accomodations on a recent fly-in moose hunt in the Kahiltna River area this fall.
Although the moose were few and far between, the scenery was spectacular in fall colors, the blueberries were so numerous you could pick them by the handfuls, and a black bear's curiosity almost got him featured in Marylin's Bear Stew Recipe. Fortunately for the bear it didn't make a second visit to their camp....or she'd have a new recipe to post!
Photo Courtesy of Steve Tanner, Alaska Frontier Archery ©1999
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