The horse ride to a drop camp sounds the most appealing to me... I do not really want to have to be responsible for the horses and worry about them all day long.
I do want to be in a remote area, however...
I would actually trade away some of the "hunt" just to be where there were less hunters.
That is not to say that success is not important to me - it is - but it is not ALL important.
I think I am going to look for a pack in drop camp and either hope to hunt with someone that knows what they are doing or hunt with a semi guided arrangment - where I get some hunting help on at least some of the days... and some advice on each day.
I know I am all over the board here in this pursuit - just trying to figure out what the best arrangment is going to be.
Once I have a year to two of experience under my belt and begin to understand what the Rockies and elk hunting are all about - I will branch out and do my own hunts.
Come on, CA-V, lets get a plan going... semi guided drop camp or tell me you know what you are doing and I will be your shadow!!!!