In trying out another new unit this year with a group of six, we harvested one cow (let the newbie take her), but were still left feeling like we had a lot of opportunities slip through our hands. Hiking into the wilderness Sunday morning we bumped a herd of nearly a dozen but it was too early to shoot, and then with all the snow we had on Tuesday and Wednesday we couldn't make anything happen. We had to move camp to a lower altitude so we missed the evening hunt on Tuesday when the elk should have been out, then spent all day on the horses Wednesday trying to cut a fresh track in the snow, but the elk were all hunkered down. We were hunting in a very low pressure unit, so the elk weren't being bumped around much. Anyway, even with getting one guy his first big game animal, having a mountain nearly all to ourselves (6 other guys that we know of hunting half of a large wilderness area) , seeing lots of sign, some elk, some grouse, and lots of deer, most of us still feel like we could have done better this year. Just in the right places at the wrong time (one guy killed an elk 300 yards from our camp, another killed a nice 6x6 on a trail just after 2 of our guys had passed through). Oh well, still a good time.