There will be more of a story later, and pictures of moose #2; we're back from a successful Ship Creek hunt. It would be an absolutely brutal pack on foot, going the route that we went!
A friend with horses took me up Ship Creek Valley, and we connected on 2 very nice bulls the afternoon we rode in. It was about a 5 hour ride, and the same packing back out. I cannot imagine hiking in and out of there several times to pack out a moose by foot!