A couple of us with the Crag Rats here in Hood River use our bikes to access remote trail heads that go into the wilderness areas around us. We have a couple trail heads that take us about 15 min. to get to with a lite ready pack but in a truck it can take 45 min.
As for the helicopters, the only time we get a insertion or extraction by helicopter for the most part is above tree line. Down in the trees they really only extract the injured.
Originally Posted by oremike
My .02, photo should be from a motorcycle adventure, so if you rode to the trail head that counts, if you got dropped out of a helicopter not so much.