Nice to see there are other sanely insane people out there. Though 5 days is pushing limits for tolerable loads. I've done up to four days. Though the use of a plane is well not quite pure enough.
Its tough as once you go over a certain load your speed plumets and you take way more time. I've done week trips but broken up into two sections. Do the south end of the Southern Chilcotins for a few days then head north to Relay creek and tour around there. Or head to Yalakom valley.
With a day load you can ride up to Gun creek to Deer pass down to Tyaughton river and back to Jewel Creek bridge in a day. Take anything more and you need two days.
Lets not go there re the pure argument. You probably drove to the trailhead from somewhere unless your name is Mark and your hair is red. That plane is a tool - no more no less.
Greg and Randy Stoltman went Bella Coola to Gun once but their packs were insane. Others have done the Tchaikazan to Gun over 12 day periods. Some of the originals guys (Terry Walker, Greg Maurer etc) did 5 - 7 multi days year after year with much less packable gear than we have.
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