Hiking the Eastern Brooks Range https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/ Hiking the Eastern Brooks Range Chandalar Shelf Near the Dalton Highway https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46425495 46425495 North Fork The North Fork of the Chandalar River https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46425496 46425496 Middle Fork Middle Fork of the Chandalar River where I spent two days hiking up-river to find a place to cross. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46425497 46425497 Your Creek Arriving at Your Creek from the West https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422830 46422830 Dog Packing Jimmy and Will had to carry a lot of their food https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422831 46422831 Wind River Area I hiked over the remote mountains from the North Fork of the East Fork of the Chandalar River to the Wind River. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422832 46422832 Wind River Area Some nameless creek full of Arctic Grayling https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422833 46422833 Wind River Area Forests and Mountains meet https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422834 46422834 Wind River Area Pristine Creek https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422835 46422835 Wind River Area The pass I just came through to reach the Wind River https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422836 46422836 Wind River Area https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422837 46422837 Wind River Area Some nameless creek meets the Wind River https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422838 46422838 The Wind River I waded waist-deep water here. It took twenty minutes to cross. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422839 46422839 Smoke Creek Camp After a long day's march. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422840 46422840 First Porcupine Encounter I managed to get all the quills out. The second ecounter later confirms our departure to get medical treatement. He was just fine. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422841 46422841 Smoke Creek https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422842 46422842 Smoke Creek A peak near the mouth of Smoke Creek https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422843 46422843 Wide Forests Broad forested valley near Arctic Village. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422845 46422845 Wide Forest It took me four hard days to cross https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422846 46422846 Crow's Nest Creek Jimmy takes a nap in the breeze where the mosquitoes aren't quite so bad. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422847 46422847 East Fork A wolf along the East Fork of the Chandalar River. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422848 46422848 East Fork Looks like a park on the side of this hill. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422849 46422849 East Fork of Chandalar River Wilderness https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422850 46422850 Venticlesse Creek Far out on my own. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422851 46422851 Bull Moose He never even knew I was there, or cared. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422852 46422852 Dinner Arctic Grayling https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422853 46422853 Lynx in a tree He didn't seem too stressed out. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422854 46422854 Shoulder Mountain. Along the remote and little traveled Koness River https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422855 46422855 Koness River Fresh gravel keeps down mosquitoes. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422857 46422857 Sheenjek River I initially started hiking south along it's course. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422856 46422856 The Sheenjek River Old bends in the river often have uniquie plant life https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422858 46422858 Log Raft I built a log raft to float out. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422859 46422859 Forest Fire along the Sheenjek I was fortunate to get a lift out on a Forest Service Helicopter. https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422860 46422860 Homeward Bound After getting my dog fixed up at the hospital, we flew out two days later from Fairbanks https://davemetz.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=46422861 46422861