Well, I left the house at 3;30m and headed to GMU 45 Colorado. I had an area I wanted to check out based on word of mouth and some research. It started off amazing as I was driving to trailhead at first light. A nice 160" mulie in velvet standing in a small pocket on the side of the road. Here iswhere the disappointment comes in. There was a party train of vehicles behind me on a single lane dirt road. I couldnt even pull over for video.
5 cars behind me pushing the pace at 5;45am. You have to be kidding me!! I seen about 10 more deer on the way to trail head. They seemed to be everywhere. A real wide 30" sneeking into treeline got my blood pumping..I get to trail head and its packed with about 20 vehicles. Spandex, running show day hikes. Good lord!!!!!
After 4 miles of hiking in, I decided the area wasn't what I was looking for terrain wise. Extremely steep on both sides of the trail. Good for day hiking and scenery.
I got back to the truck and headed south on Rte24 to Redcliff and took Shrine pass over towards Vail pass. I never seen so many subarus in my life. 4 wheelers and dirt bikes in between subarus. I did see a female mule deer feeding at the parking lot. ahahahaha
Anyway, if anyone on here has some good starting points in unit 45 I could use the help. I don't mind putting in the time and miles. I don't share spots, I hunt solo. PM me if anyone is willing to share some areas.
I have one more spot to check out, but it is extremely remote. I may need a pack mule to get in and out. Sorry about the rambling but I can't believe the yuppie traffic on trails at 6am Monday.