I hunted this exact area. Never before have I seen this much hunting pressure. Sat in the exact same place where in years past maybe 2 or 3 guys came by the entire season. This year I lost count on the very first day. Over 25 people. Besides the hunters there were outfitters with their pack trains coming through every few hours.
As far as Ripple Creek Lodge I can't recommend them. I'm sure they're good guys, but no way I would pay thousands of dollars for a hunt on Public land with these many hunters. They actually have camps less than 2 miles from the road that you can walk to in a hour. Right on the main trails. It's ridiculous.