We are starting to do the fine tuning on our anual elk trip and this question was brought up today. We have a 19 plus hour truck drive so what time do you want to leave the house? Do we leave at noon and get there at 0700am and just start our hike in? Do we rest that day, go into town and get a good dinner then start fresh the next day? Do we leave at 3 am in the morning and get there at 1000 pm at night, sleep at the truck, and start fresh in the morning? ect.....

Time off work is not a factor. And camp is an 8 hour walk in.