I got this bull 3 miles from the truck. It took me all day with the 5 loads to get it out, but i was able to get this bull out solo. i shot it right at dark and spent the night in my little camp that, was a 1/2 mile away. I was at the animal at first light and got er done. I was able to make the 6 mile round trip in a hour. Backpack the quarters to the bike and drop them in the trailer and roll on out. repeat 5 times.
This set up still allows me to hunt solo and get a bull out solo, with out killing myself. I am in my mid 40's.
I've been doing the same thing, but i'll be almost 70 next elk season. Time to slow down, or find hunting areas closer to my Jeep.