90% of the time I take more than I need but it is those 10% days that taking extra stuff has paid off. Like taking tire chains during ML season or that extra pair of snow boots etc. If you have it and don't need it you just put it away when you get home but if you need it you're happy you took it.
Thanks guys. I totally agree with hope for the best prepare for the worst. Last year we got up there and it snowed 3 feet overnight on our last day and our sleeping tent collapsed. I personally love the snow cause it brings the elk to a lower elv. we'll see how it goes this year!
You can't always rely on weather forecasts as well. It was suppose to be in the 60's on time in our area when a so called squal dumped 15 inches of the white stuff. It was dusty 2 days later! Good luck and hope the Elk gods are looking down on you !!!
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...