My previous username was just 'wooduckman' but I forgot my password and have since changed emails so there's no way to get logged back into that username. I figure this one is similar enough that people can put 2 and 2 together!
Back in July I asked for some help regarding Independence Mountain north of Walden. My dad and I each had a 2nd season cow elk tag. We spent a weekend in July up there hiking around getting to know the area a bit. We saw some sign and so that gave us an idea of where we wanted to hunt.
My dad got up there about midday Thursday and began to set up camp where we had agreed. I started a new job 2 months ago and don't have access to my PTO for another month, so I couldn't join until Friday night. Long story short, we hiked up an down the entire mountain and found a lot of elk sign in the places we expected, but never did end up seeing any elk. Since I had to be back at work yesterday, it made for a (too) quick weekend trip. On top of the some of the elk tracks, we found these tracks pictured below. The zoomed out picture is of a .44 mag round and the other cartridge is a 7mm mag that measures 3.25 inches. The print is at least 3.5 inches long. I also thought the other pictures looked cool so I threw them up for you guys to see.