I was alone...not too many people I know are willing to ride such long distances (sometimes more than 500 miles a day) and camp on top of that!

You do have a point though, it was a little creepy at times hiking on the old logging trails, in the middle of nowhere, by myself. I do carry bear pepper spray and a hunting knife with me though.

I spent a day hiking on these roads...they were great and never saw or heard one person: