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dsayer 
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07-11-18 09:52 PM - Post#1693363    


Just thought I would share some photos from my scouting/backpacking trip. Just me and the dog and my thoughts from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Since our usual spot is still burning with no end in sight, this trip was all about securing a reasonable back up plan for Colorado's muzzleloader season in September, which I think was a success. Even managed to stumble upon a couple elk.










 
Skychief 
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Skychief
07-11-18 10:54 PM - Post#1693367    

    In response to dsayer

Wow Drew!!

I'd wager that you're not missing the scenery of West Lafayette much, huh?

Good luck and thanks for sharing, Skychief

 
dsayer 
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07-11-18 11:11 PM - Post#1693369    

    In response to Skychief



Not. One. Bit.

 
ny griz 
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07-12-18 07:56 AM - Post#1693395    

    In response to dsayer

Howdy.Great pics,and good luck with the spot.Griz

 
CoHiCntry 
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CoHiCntry
07-12-18 07:59 AM - Post#1693396    

    In response to dsayer

Great pics thanks for sharing. Nothing like the mountains!

 
Patocazador 
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Patocazador
07-12-18 08:08 AM - Post#1693398    

    In response to dsayer

Great looking country but too high for me if there's still snow on the ground in the middle of July.

Question: Is the fish shown in one of your photos a golden trout?



 
azmntman 
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azmntman
07-12-18 09:19 AM - Post#1693410    

    In response to Patocazador

NICE. I could live there! What elevation?

and btw IMHO snow on the ground in July is a necessity for a paradise like hunting ground

 
BrownBear 
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BrownBear
07-12-18 10:11 AM - Post#1693422    

    In response to dsayer

Now that's a real hunt. Don't even need a gun to have the time of your life in such a place. It's the country that keeps me going back more than the animals, and from your pics I'm guessing the same for you. Thanks for taking us along on your hunt...er...scout!
"Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
Merle Haggard


 
dsayer 
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07-12-18 10:58 AM - Post#1693429    

    In response to azmntman

The elevation at camp is ~11,500 ft and the ridge with the snow bank is almost 12,000.

Patocazador,
I completely agree with azmntman on snow through the summer. It's especially important in exceptionally dry years such as this. That snow bank will keep that valley lush and green all season. A grassy ridge with a large snow bank is actually the first thing I look for in an early season hunting spot.

Question: Would it be out of bounds for the site to drop a tip about finding such places with the help of some very futuristic technology?

Absolutely right BrownBear!! By the third night I usually start wondering if it would be possible to convince my wife to start a family homestead up there!

Edited by dsayer on 07-12-18 10:58 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Patocazador 
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Patocazador
07-12-18 06:05 PM - Post#1693485    

    In response to dsayer

What about the trout?

I get altitude sickness above 11,000' but I might risk it to catch a golden trout.

 
dsayer 
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07-12-18 10:12 PM - Post#1693495    

    In response to Patocazador

  • Patocazador Said:
What about the trout?

I get altitude sickness above 11,000' but I might risk it to catch a golden trout.



Sorry. Meant to answer. Not a gold trout. That's a big cut throat I believe.

 
Patocazador 
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Patocazador
07-13-18 08:25 AM - Post#1693515    

    In response to dsayer

Thanks.


 
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