If anybody hunted around or is familiar with the areas of San Juan national forest I have a few questions . First will there be elk there in late september ? From what I can tell the altitudes are from 7500 to around 9000 feet . The second question is would it be of any benefit to pack a climber treestand in . I didnt know how much success there is in finding an area with a lot of sign and dont really know if the trees in that area were able to be climbed with a treestand. I know of a study done on elk in area of colarodo a few years back and when pressured by hunters these animals pushed into thick areas away from easy access areas with very little traffic. The study was done during the opening weekend of rifle and the elk were wearing radio collars and basically where the hunters came in on easy access trails the elk just pushed deeper to areas wher it was to thick for even the horses to go.