@geo4061, not necessarily.Ten years ago I would have loved to have gone with ya'll. I don't have the ability to walk long distances to scout. It is also probably necessary to walk long distances from the roads and your truck in order to have good sets. Go for it while your young and in good health. Great memories to be made.
The most difficult part is hiding your vehicle and if you are group hunting, you can be dropped off and the driver can hide the vehicle.
Also, when night hunting, the coyotes are not spooked by the vehicle, so we've actually sat in the truck, in the cab or the bed, and shot from there.
So far as scouting goes, just get away from the main traffic and start hunting. Even that is not an absolute as I have killed them in the middle of a very busy oilfield in the middle of the day.
For instance, one day about three weeks ago, I had left my truck and ATV trailer parked on the side of a caliche ranch road and drove my ATV to check on a cattle tank about 11:00AM one morning. I came back by the truck about 20 minutes later to discover that a coyote had been digging around the base of a mesquite clump on the shoulder of the road roughly 25 yards from the truck, looking for rats or ground squirrels while I was gone!
This part of NM is covered with oilfield roads, Ranch roads, and two-tracks so access is not a problem.
Can you walk long distances to make good sets?
Sure, but you don't have to.