Today, there is snow low in 54. Deer are down low! Elk are still hanging up a couple miles from the Res. on the South side of the Unit! Only around 4 inches standing around the Res! When hunting as Still Hunter said, it can happen at anytime at any elevation up there!!! Got 15 inches once up in that country during 2nd season and the forecast was for temps in the 60's!!!! It did melt rather quickly the next few days and it was back to dust by the end of season!!!
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....