Firth River Points
Some groups have been known to paddle all the way to Herschel Island to await pickup from the strip there. Pack ice can make this impossible, however and it is well advised to take out at the spit. You might find it worthwhile to have your plane land at Herschel and give you 30 minutes to visit the small museum at Pauline Cove, as this place is full of history from the early Inuit days to the whaling days of more recent time.
Floatplanes can land on the lake and wheelplanes can land on a strip across the river from the lake. Usually a Twin Otter on wheels is used and puts you at the river’s edge in the Aufeis Reach. It is rare for anyone to attempt the river by starting on the Alaskan side of the border, where the river is small, cloaked in aufeis till August.