My wife and I will be spending 2-nights at Brooks Lodge in early Sept 2018. We're in our 60's and I'm a photographer.
A couple of questions:
1) Does it get very muddy at Brooks lodge if it rains? Any special clothing recommendations?
2) What kind of walking is there - is the ground very uneven - are hiking boots recommended?
3) How far do you have to walk to get to the bear-viewing platform?
4) Has anyone brought a tripod with them to Brooks Lodge? If so, how easy is it to pack on the flight over there from Anchorage, and how big of a tripod can you bring?
Any other recommendations?