To your advantage you will be getting in there and looking around. Then you can decide (about your hunt). Elk City area - there is `on top' type terrain that is not so steep, and spread out. But then as you go toward the rivers' breaks, things get steep, and steeper, and darker, and tight, and thick. If I were to go that direction to hunt elk, and be serious about elk, I would have to face that they are probably going to be in the thickest, darkest, steepest, most inaccessible of all the terrain. But putting a tag on an animal isn't necessarily everything. Get in there and take a look - I think you'll have a great hunt if you hunt the area you want to hunt - but realize that the elk that live to reproduce are the ones that have managed to escape both wolves and hunters.