After a few years of no-go's, I'm finally making my virgin elk hunting trip to CO this year. There are two of us backpacking in for 9 days of hunting. Neither of us have hunted elk, however my partner is a CO native and has had lots of experience climbing in the alpines. I am sure his experience will be vitle to the trip.
I've been building my gear stash for 5 years and have all the big stuff covered. My challenge now is going through everything and thinking through the consumables to take for 9 days out in the wilderness.
We have nailed down our hunting area and have a pretty detail plan of how to get in. Finding a camp sight shouldn't be difficult.
What I do have a question about is placement relative to where we are hunting. The specific drainage is about isn't very big by Colorado standards (10 square miles 2.5x4.25) with the main stream running down the center. From my vantage point, google earth, it all looks good for hunting. I feel like putting camp anywhere would be within a mile or two of good hunting.
I hate to do a cold camp, but is that what I am left with or stink up the area a camp fire?
I appreciate any input or advice...