When I was stationed on the east coast I did a little backpacking along the Appalachian Trail. That's about the extent of my experience with backpacking there.
The rest has been out west: California, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming... Quite common here in Washington for guys to get out and hit the high Country trails with rifles and a deer tag in September. Just got to wondering if such a thing happens anywhere east of the Mississippi?
Just curious if this is a western style of hunting only, or if hunters back east ever shoulder a pack and head in somewhere for a few days or a week of hunting beyond the reach of ATV's & 4x4's...