How many days have you been alone

How many days have you gone without seeing/talking to another person.

  • 0

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • 1

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • 2

    Votes: 10 31.3%
  • 3

    Votes: 7 21.9%
  • 4

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • 5

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • 6+

    Votes: 9 28.1%

  • Total voters
    32

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3 days backpacking. 5 days dispersed camping. My solo trips backpacking have been weekenders, so Fri-Sun is usually the ticket. These days, I usually after three days want to see my wife and kids and take a hot shower. Then I get home and want three more days out there. :confused:
 

andyjaggy

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I did a 4 day trip in the san juans 2 years ago where the only people I saw were one group the first day hiking in, and 1 group the second day hiking out. So 3+ days for me. I got pretty antsy the last day.
 

wsp_scott

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I said 2 days, most of my trips are 2 - 4 nights in the SE, it is pretty rare that I don't see someone in passing after a day or so. I've got 5 nights in SEKI coming next week, it would be nice if I did not see anyone, but I'll be on the JMT for at least some of the trip, so I know I'll see some people (hopefully not hordes of people).
 

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I said 2 days, most of my trips are 2 - 4 nights in the SE, it is pretty rare that I don't see someone in passing after a day or so. I've got 5 nights in SEKI coming next week, it would be nice if I did not see anyone, but I'll be on the JMT for at least some of the trip, so I know I'll see some people (hopefully not hordes of people).

Me too. I'm surprised so many people have made it so long on trips without seeing another soul along the trail. Looking back on my longer solo trips in remote areas I can't think of a time I ever made it more than a couple of days without seeing someone somewhere along the way.
 

Rockskipper

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Nonsense. The best question would be "Do I look better in [Dress A] or [Dress B]?"

Because at long last, we'd finally have an answer prepared that won't get us into hot water.
Hey, that reminds me, we're still waiting for that photo!
 
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Ben

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Me too. I'm surprised so many people have made it so long on trips without seeing another soul along the trail. Looking back on my longer solo trips in remote areas I can't think of a time I ever made it more than a couple of days without seeing someone somewhere along the way.

I have a suspicion that the skew toward the six + is a sampling error. That all the people on this site who have been out that long are drawn by the thread title, while others are not.
 

LarryBoy

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Hey, that reminds me, we're still waiting for that photo!
I'm still waiting for BCP members to kick in a donation to the Beardsley foundation or the Wilderness Society or whatever.

I'm wearing my rain skirt right now actually. It's not as fashionable as the scat kilt though.
 

LarryBoy

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I have a suspicion that the skew toward the six + is a sampling error. That all the people on this site who have been out that long are drawn by the thread title, while others are not.
Also, you're on BCP, which itself is skewed toward trips a little off the beaten path.
 
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