Are you looking to put in for 61 this year ? Also are you looking to hunt archery, muzzy, or rifle ? And do you know the unit at all ? What kind of a hunt are you looking for ? Are you looking to backpack in and do some serious hunting or sticking closer to the roads and trying to glass one up ? What is a trophy to you ?
The elk in the unit will range from all different elevations depending on the season and it also depends on your ability to dive into some steep and deep country to go after that bull of a lifetime.
Let us know some more info and we maybe able to help you out a little better.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...