I do glass when creeping around, but I meant that I only rarely try to find a significant vantage point to glass elk, then decide how to close the distance. Most of the places I've hunted you'd have to go way out of your way to get a decent view.
I never really glass the thick stuff because the bino's I use are 12 power most of the time, and it seems that I would not get the visual of something moving on the sides that I am not glassing. Maybe I should reconsider and give it a try.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...