Yeah quite a bit of pretty country got smoked, hopefully it won't be so bad next summer...
I have not hunted around Salida, Keepitsimple, but it is a nice area down there, especially as you go south in to the Sangre De Cristo's.
What part of Northern Wisconsin are you in? A few falls ago I was in the Duluth/Superior area and I was blown away by the fall colors up there (CO mostly just has yellow aspens in the fall). My wife and I did a little hiking on the MN side of Lake Superior.
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...