Has anyone walked into the upper reaches of the East Fork of the Chulitna River say parking about 1.5 miles north of the highway crossing, dropping off the highway, fording or PR x-ing the East Fork then walking to the Hardage Creek - glacier drainage, up and over that to the Upper reaches of the East Fork then boated that back to the cars?
Or, has anyone walked into the Upper West Fork of the Chulitna from the “Colorado” locale west of Broad Pass along the Parks Hwy? It looks like it would be an easy walk up a mining road (or maybe even a 4WD truck road?). Putting onto the West Fork it looks like you could take out just a little below the confluence with the East Fork at a footbridge over the Chulitna with a 1 mile walk back to the highway near Little Honolulu Creek. But . . . that west fork looks like there might be a LOT of boulder gardens the way it hugs the edge of the ridges along there. I know where the East and West Forks join, when I have been there by canoe (2 times?) I have always been impressed with the volume and power of the West Fork.