Not sure, but we're doing a drop camp and not a guided hunt. This might be the reason. Anyway I've checked all the suggested places and can't ind a 48 quart but did find a 42,so I'm going to take it with us. Thanks to everyone.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....