Well...went for my first backpack hunting trip. Got skunked, but got hooked. Thought I would post a few pics. I did the High Buck Hunt here in Washington State. Fore those interested in knowing, my buddy and I hunted in the Buckhorn Wilderness (Olympic NF), near Silver Lake. Apparently we didn't go to a remote enough place, because we saw 7 other hunters hunting the same area as us. Kind of suprising to me, because it was a 5.5 mile hike to the camp site up rediculous terrain (IMO). Learned alot for next year. A couple of things I would change is....1. Camp Higher than I intend to hunt. 2. Carry extra empty water bottles/blatters. This way when I'm approaching my camp I can fill them and only have to walk down to a water source every couple of days. 3. More time to hunt (Dang you work!). My strategy next year will be to hunt a given area 1 to 2 days and then move to my next area, and have about 4 areas scouted out. 4. Go further out. 5. Consolidate gear with my buddy to help reduce weight. This year with rifle and optics I was carrying about 64 pounds. Everyone feel free to post your pics, tell your stories, and give some pointers to us new guys.