Longest Solo trip?

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So what's the longest backpack hunt you guys have done solo?

I just finished an article for Bow&Arrow and it covered this subject and what a person should realistically expect from themselves.

Lets hear it...and no telling tales out of school!
 

luke moffat

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Longest solo was 30 mile grizz hunt solo. Planning to do another this spring as well. However, ususally I have my loving bride in tow, which is more enjoyable than going solo usually. :D
 

dotman

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Days, miles or both? Longest distance was around 10 miles but i try to keep it around 5. Have yet to stay more then 6 days and the first night i hear everything that goes bump in the night, you would think all the bears and lions had me trapped :) happens everytime and everytime i jist stick it out because after that it is easy.
 

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les welch

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2010 I was 9 miles in solo, NM Wilderness. I was set for two weeks of hunting.............and you know it, killed my bull two hours into the hunt!
 

ohhiitznik

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I'm going solo in Colorado this year for 12 days. I'll be out there august 22nd through sept 3rd. Hopefully I can get an elk down in that time!
 

dotman

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So for you guus going 15 - 30 miles in, how do uou take care of the meat? Horses? My reason for keeping my distance around 5 miles is packing out.
 

vcb

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For me in Co its hard to find a wilderness area that you can go 15-30 miles before you hit another road. Most of my packs are 4-6 miles. This keeps most of the rif raf out!
 

yrovikle

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5-7 days, I started out 3-4 days at a time with a trip to town or the truck and then back up for another 3-4 days. Cell phone calls home nightly (when possible) help with the wilderness fever. Also, I always write in my journal to help with that social loneliness we all go through. 3,4,5 miles in is typical for me in the back-country.

Happy hunting,
Yrovikle
 

BMB

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11 days. Could have been longer but my friend finished up early and met me at camp.
 

RosinBag

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8 days and 14 miles in....Some of you guys have good vacation plans at work to stay away that long, along with an understanding wife and girlfriend.
 

slim23

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6 days and 6 mi in. took food for 10 but rain and a partner who gave in cut it short. choose your partner wisely
 

bowhnter7

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Never done a solo backpack hunt.....so now what? I'm not part of the cool kid club?


Guess for me there's some strong points to have a partner around and it doesn't just have to do with the mental side of having someone there.
 
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