Oh, something else to keep in mind in addition to my post above. If you do down a couple elk or even one elk you might "might" need to do some rough butchering of the quarters in camp, get that meat into some coolers for later processing. So yeah, you'll also need coolers. I don't think coolers are backpackable. That is unless you can get the quarters of your elk to a butcher shop in the nearest town for processing or storage, but make sure they have room available by making a reservation prior to your hunt. With you guys being from out of state you are going to have to find a cold storage locker, get that meat frozen for the trip home anyway. Just another thing to consider. I'd have a truck parked within walking distance of camp if it were me.