I do a lot of hunting in the flatland plains in the midwest, but have never hunted in the mountains nor have I ever hunted elk. My first elk hunt is scheduled for the last week of October in the south Jackson area of western Wyoming (within an hour SE of Jackson). We will be using pack horses for getting to our camp (about a 3-4 hour ride in), and then will use the horses each day to move out to the hunting areas (about 1-2 hours each way).
The big question I have for now is what does a person need for effective hunting clothes for this time of year and for this area? I know I need to plan a layered approach, but how heavy does a person need to be prepared for? What about boots?
Also, I am looking into buying a good quality backpack. I have looked at the Badlands 2200 and 2800, as well as the Eberlestock X1a (the new one made for rifle use only). Anyone have any experience with any of these or have another recommendation?
My hunt is but three LONG months away. I can't wait!