I posted this same message in the Elk forum, but there's nothing like local advice. So , I am planning on hunting the early bow season here in OR. I am going to backpack into the wilderness, and have to pack out the critter on my own (with some luck), 3-6 miles from my truck. My question is, how long do I have before the meat spoils considering the worst case scenario where the weather is 80-90 in the high country. How many trips should I plan on making if I bone out the elk where it falls? I am a former Marine used to carrying heavy loads for long distances. So the weight of the load isn't an issue so much as the time before the meat spoils. Any input is greatly appreciated.