i know just what you guys mean, I have a lot of friends but none have the passion for back country hunting like i do and i have to end up hunting alone with a outfitter or not going. i can fish all the back country there is and have but hunting makes me nervous for some reason maybe because its alot of work to pack a elk out myself or have someone to bounce ideas off of. but i just started a new job and a couple of guys seem to very interested so maybe one of them will fit the bill. my biggest worry is going into wilderness i have not been or planing a trip to a place i never seen.