Secondly, there should be lots of information here for you to filter through for that unit and elk in general. Lots of Colorado hunters here.
Thirdly (Is that a word), stick around awhile, and throw up some photos and stories. I will be waiting for a report from you, because I am planning a DIY elk and deer combo hunt for the same season in unit 62 next year. It will be interesting to see how you do.
Welcome to BGH. This is a great place with a lot of helpful people. I have not hunted in 62 but know it's a pretty good unit. Use the search function up in the corner and type in Colorado 62 or something similar and you should get a bunch of info. Unit 62 gets asked about quite a bit so there has been some good stuff posted in the past that should answer most of your questions.
But I'm sure there will be others along with some first hand information as well.
Good luck with your hunt and let us know how it goes.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...