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    First Solo Backpacking Trip

    With all of the nice weather we've had in central MT I decided to try a different access point into one of my back country spots. Its not real high in elevation (4500-6k) so most of the snow was melted off. I was back in around 3 miles or so. It was my first overnight trip solo and the mental aspect of it played a bigger part of it than I thought. It should get easier from here on out though. Didnt get hardly any sleep with the winds almost flipping my tent over a few times but watching the sun rise was worth it. Saw quite a few deer and some elk and ended up being a pretty successful trip. Here are some pics.
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    Fantastic pics, sounds like you had a great time.

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    Awsome pics, somthing I have been wanting to do


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    Ill give up all my hunting in Michigan for 2 weeks in the high country

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    Nice pictures. Sounds like you had a good solo adventure.

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    Right on. Going solo is not easy. Working your self into it like this will really help when hunting season comes around.

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    Nice! Great pics and country there.
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    Very cool, When I get my new pack I'll be doing a pre-run as well.
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    Very nice pics.

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    looks like a great weekend.

    The mental aspect becomes easier with more experience. Some of my fondest memories are of those tough or scary solo times in the backcountry, ie lightening storms, winds, bears and extreme terrain. Ear plugs for sleep (wind). A book to keep your mind busy and bear spray a pistol or a big knive if your in bear county always brings a little piece of mind.

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    Looks like excellent hunting grounds! Thanks for sharing the pics ~
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