Jim, I'm sitting here and hoping your dream of a hunt out west next season comes to fruition. I am also grinning a bit as well, remembering my first few days walking those mountains at 8,000'+. It is an exercise in gasping!...lol. After a few days, I got more used to the thin air and actually did a good bit better than some in camp much younger than I. But, those first couple of days will be some eye openers, I can promise you that!
I am going skiing next week - Steamboat Springs, so I will at least get to breathe some of that mounting "thin" air.
I was originally planning a 2012 hunt - I am going to shoot for 2011 now.
I went to town a few moments ago to get 2 trail cams for the new lease - and changed my mind when it was time to pull the wallet out... I am going to save as much $$ as I can this year, with CO, MN, UT or somewhere like that in mind.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...