Keep this a secret: we're in the White River NF, a little north of New Castle - about fours hrs from COS.
Our home away from home. Three tents plus one large spare.
Kitchen ala tailgate.
Granola, yogurt, banana and elk hunting. Life is good!
Evidence of recent rains, but we had clear and dry weather.
Scrub oak rules!
Hmm, kinda looks like poor Ben missed something on the test. :)
This was our recon the day before the season opens.
Barren aspens after their fall!
Hmm, we may have fallen off the edge of the map.
Such an awesome fall day.
BP = photo by Ben Phelps.
600-ft bushwhack up to ridge top.
BP: Looking back.
Only the bear was temporarily missing from the den.
Atop the ridge at last.
High Rockies to the southeast.
Hand-made "pizza on the knee." But don't toss this one in the air!
An old Indian trick: ear to the ground listening for an approaching elk stampede!
BP: Something horrible frozen in time.
BP: Antler graveyard?
Just imagine what happens here after dark!
Heading down and out.
Creek just below our camp. What is Ben shooting?
BP: Slower shutter speed matters.
A large tarp will be sure to keep the tent's rainfly dry!
And He said, let there be light!
Doughboy meets Dutch oven.
Hot coals go first below the oven.
Then hot coals above the oven.
A friend showing us his blue grouse bagged in Idaho.
Orange was in season this year - and now we have guns!
Your choice: 30.06 rifle or 12-gauge shotgun.
Be still and never point, except with gun.
Note stable stance with arms supported on knees.
At the ready - while catnapping with only one eye at a time.