North of the Kigluaiks 5/13/07
(Above) Not too much snow at the lower elevations! But the tundra is
nice and soft, so it was not an issue.
(Above) These are glacial moraines. The ground is very broken up,
with numerous rock piles, ridges, plateaus, ponds, and small lakes of
every conceivable shape, all at different elevations. In the background
is the Pilgrim and Kuzitrin Rivers. The abandoned village of Mary's
Igloo is there somewhere, and Mary's Mountain out of sight to the right.
This is beautiful country, but very, very remote!
(Above) The entrance to Mosquito Pass approaching from the north.
We are still in the glacial moraines, to the east of the Cobblestone
River, which in turn empties into Salt Lake (Imuruk Basin). Notice the
mountains to the right and left of the pass ... they are quite
distinctive when approached from the north.