I hunted that unit with a cow tag in 2008 during the 2nd rifle season. My best suggestion is to be in shape. That is a tough unit to hunt. I killed my cow at over 10,000 feet and that is after they had come down some. We hunted to the treeline a couple of days. I thought I was in good shape when I went out there, but found out quick it's some rough country.
rough country...ummm yaaaa...it surrounds the collegiate peaks....only the highest peaks in the lower 48! beautiful country but ya the elk like it high there. tree line is at 11000 feet or better here.
Hunting can be slow and frustrating if Mother Nature throws a warm hunting season at you. But things can take a drastic turn for the better with the onset of a cold snap. Whether you get snow or just a good, prolonged cold front, the hunting can improve on a dime. But cold whether can also make certain parts of the hunt more tedious. Here are some things to keep in mind when your prayers for cold weather finally pay off.
You can see a your quarry's breath when it is cold outside...