A friend of mine braved sleeping in the car a night and was lucky enough to get a tag for this hunt. He and I did some scoping of possible routes and we decided on the Indian Pass access point. We rounded up 4 others (6 total people) to help pack out meat and hiked Friday morning into the upper Ship Creek Valley for a total distance of ~9miles. It took us about 7 hours to get to camp through shin deep snow, hummocky tundra, and wet marshy trails. Unzipping the tent just before sunrise my friend spotted a cow 50yds from camp. He followed her for the next hour to 2 more cows and a young bull about a quarter mile from camp. 1 shot through the lungs with a 180g nosler from a .300 win mag from 175yds is all it took to drop the bull where it stood. Rallying the troops, we were able to quarter, trim, and de-bone on site, pack camp and hike it all back to the pass Saturday night. Sunday morning was cold enough to inspire a quick pace down the valley, back to the cars and into the Brown Bear Saloon. We hiked a total of at least 18 miles. We packed out ~350lbs of meat and spent 2 nights out. We saw a total of 3 cows and 1 bull. Thanks to all involved, it was a great first moose hunt. Good luck to all those who we passed on the way out!! This was a tough hunt and definitely not recommended if packing your moose for at least 9 miles, carrying a very heavy pack, or not having a small army of masochistic friends is something you don't enjoy/have. Hope this helps whomever is interested in this hunt. Next up is a float hunt, so we don't have to carry meat that far!!