I am planning a hunt up in Alaska with an Alaskan native but any info would be nice.
I killed on all but one trip. The unsuccessful trip was in late October and we got stuck in a 3 day snow storm that kept us from hunting much. I believe it's close to 800 miles from Anchorage to the Atigan pass (which is about where you should start seeing caribou) from there your looking at another 200+ miles to dead horse. Be prepared to drive that last 200+ miles depending on what the herds are doing. Take plenty of fuel!!! We normally took 2 55 gallon poly drums up with us. Coldfoot is the last place to buy fuel until you get to dead horse and there's 245 miles between the 2. I've seen tons of people using all the fuel they have to go buy more because they didn't bring fuel cans. Also expect to pay double if not triple the price for fuel. I remember paying $7 a gallon for diesel in dead horse back in 2009. i can only imagine how much it is now. As for camping we pretty much followed the herds up an down the highway an would stop at any pulloff to camp at the end of the day. There's pretty much a place to camp ever 20-30 miles