I prefer pack trips of 3-5 days from point A to point B. Haul to the trail head early, saddle and pack up, head out. Have someone pick me up at the other end.
When I can't do that, I like to pack in and make a base camp and do day rides from there for 2-3 days.
When I can't do that, I prefer trailering to a good camp site and setting up base camp and riding out from there.
When I can't do any of those, I prefer hauling to a trail head and doing a day ride.
When I can't do that, I just ride around my neighborhood.
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