I LOL when I read that from Fink also !
I just wanted to say that all my best friends/hunting partners but 2, I met while hunting. I have friends in Wy.,Ut and Az. I hunt with all the time. Everyone of them I met while in the field. 2 of them in Az. are some of my best friends and have known them since 1987. So I bet you will do the same. For me it sucks to go alone, especially out of state. I've done it many times but never regretted it. The part about not having anybody around to share the experiances is the worst. Also when the sun goes down, I get depressed and want to pack up and leave sometimes. I read in a wilderness survival book by Dwight Schue (He taught it in Army) the best thing he found to fight being lonsome/depression while hunting solo was to have a book to read and or a radio to listen to.A fire or light/lantern helps a lot. Also when hunting solo, you need to be extra careful and not take chances that you might when hunting with somebody else . I fell off a cliff in the dark coming down off a mtn. while elk hunting near Durango Co. in 1993. I was lucky I had a backpack on or I would have had a broken back from the rocks. Landed flat on it. I did cut my knee and hip pretty bad. Luckly the father of the friend I was hunting with was a Air Force Flight surgeon back at camp. I had needle and thread in my first aid kit I "always" carry. He showed my the correct way to sew a cut. I even practiced on my knee. The next day my knee was so swollen I could barely bend it. I hobbled back up the mtn. ( in the daylight) and spent the night again and shot a nice bull that morning that woke me up screaming at me from across the canyon. Then the work began. Never popped a stitch in my knee the whole time falling down packing it out (thick thread and correct knot).
I hunted out of Meeker, Co. in 1995 in the Flattops on a guided hunt. Shot an average bull. Beautiful country. Good luck and most of all have "fun" and be safe !
Gummy bears...? WTF ?