I wouldn't go there if I were you, least of all during 2nd season. Too many hunters, not enough elk, tough terrain and vegetation to hunt them in, poor success, poor trophy quality, etc, etc. It's a popular unit more for convenience and proximity to the Front Range than because of any special quality. I don't like the Flat Tops either, but at least there's lots of elk there and high success rates.
So sorry, the right direction should be a better unit.
And I guess since you wanted tips on where to go, either go North into North Park, west to the Gore Range, South towards Vail and South Park or East to the good limited units on the Front Range like 20 or 46. I also wouldn't hunt 2nd season.
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable.
In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not provide the proper insulation and if they get wet all they are good for is giving you blisters. A common myth people share is that cotton socks will keep you cooler than wool because of the lighter fabric but I have noticed that wool socks in...