Join Date: May 2009
Location: Behind the Face Mask
2nd the heli. Then its 1.5km around the lake to campground only. You can also have the gear flown out if you want to hike back instead of flying
re Berg Lake, They used to keep % of sites for 1st come 1st served basis, not anymore, 100% reservable and gone during booking season (June 17 - Sep 17 I think). Only Kinney, but this is 5.5 km from parking, not practical base camp for day-hiking to Berg Lake & doesn't really do justice to the area.
I don't know how much injuries are limiting you, but with nice spread over 2 days (1st to Whiterhorn, 11km mainly flat with 1 hill, 2nd to Berg, uphill but just 9km) maybe it is feasible. If your schedule is flex, show up midweek 2nd half of Sep @ visitor center & I am reasonably sure you'll be able to get a site. Few yrs back I drove mid-July during full season from Van; 5pm @ visitor center, midweek & had different options to chose from.