My two son's and I will be hunting GMU 12 for the first gun season and our drop ccamp is at 9400 ft. From what I've been reading there's a lot of Elk in this area. This is our first time Hunting in Co. and can't wait to see the country. I know there's not much of a chance at a trophy bull but to be able to hunt for Elk is a big deal for us,but bringing out an Elk would be great to. We have a little over 4 hour horse back ride to our camp that I bet will be a trip in itself. I've been reading all the info I can on here and it has been a big help. My older son and I have been getting in shape like everyone suggested. My 18 year old just got back from Fort Jackson,completed his basic traing so I guess he's already in shape. Maybe he can help out old dad. Anyway great reading all post and good look this year. We happen to be from Kentucky.