This year John and I packed into an area near the Bob Marshall Wilderness to hunt elk. I've been hunting this area for a few years but have always been a foot soldier, taking in only what I can carry on my back. Pack animals added another dimension to the hunt ~ some very nice amenities ~ making a 5-day, 6-night adventure much more comfortable.
We stayed in Augusta, MT & had a steak dinner at the Buckhorn ~
Unloaded and packed up at the trailhead on 29 Oct
"I am not an elk..."
7 degrees and 12in of powder. I kept in touch with the family via SPOT
A wood stove was nice ~ try filtering drinking water in the winter without one...
I was in charge of dehydrated cooking ~ we had Scrabbled Eggs and Bacon, Breakfast Skillet, Beef Stew, Chili Mac with Beef, and Sliced Strawberries. Powdered drinks included mango Acli-mate Mountain Sports Drink, Apple Cider, and Coffee. For emergencies we had the packaged Mountain House meals in our backpacks.
The mountains are calling, and I must go ~ John Muir