We made a trip out there in early August with my family. Camped in a wall tent and it rained everyday on us. Hard to believe it can change so drastically. We will be leaving to head up there in about a week and a half, so hope we can find good country and not be over run with other hunters. I can't imagine there is much grass up there for the elk to live on. The DOW swears there are too many elk in 54, but sounds like they must be hidding from the hunter's feedback and low harvest rates the last couple years.