Historically, Caribou Creek drew considerable interest from gold miners, hunters and trappers. And to this day there are active mining claims in the drainage. Mining property and equipment are to be respected.In more recent times, the area has become a popular haven for ice climbers who have identified about 20 ice falls that they’ve assigned evocative names such as, “The Abomination of Sublimation,” “Night Moves,” “Polar Shrimp,” “Ragtime,” and “Barrel of Monkeys.”