One of my hunting heroes, Cameron Haines, coined the term "banzai trip" in one of his Eastman's articles. That's what I am going to be doing this weekend. With my lovely and ever patient wife and tremendous son vacationing with her parents in Missouri for the week (while I am in school purgatory...) I am planning a quick hit trip to the high country to scout out my September elk hunt. I can't wait to share what I find, though I have to warn you , there won't be any pictures as I am going light and fast (and my wife has the charger and the camera I have is on it's last legs and has a nearly dead battery...)
At any rate, this'll be one of, hopefully, three trips to the area that I am planning to hunt, so it'll be fun!
EDIT: I'll be taking a night or two just backpacking into an area I really have enjoyed in the past. Saddleback Lakes, under the towering Elephant's Perch above Redfish Lake isn't an area I am going in search of elk, but rather, relaxation. Although it is climbing oriented (and thus, Elephant's Perch oriented, it gives a little taste of where I am headed)... here's a great rundown of the area.
This is the year!