Colorado – soooo lovely in the Fall!
Elk bugling, fish calling (subtle, you have to listen closely) changing aspens from green, gold, orange and red. What could be more enchanting?
A gorgeous wildlife-filled weekend at the cabin
Scenic Drive to Cabin – Poudre Canyon, Laramie River Rd, Hwy 130, Brubaker Lane. A lovely 3.5 hr ride through amazingly green countryside.
I just booked a guided horseback elk hunt for Ben and I in 2017 with Lynn Madsen, at Yellowstone Outfitters, Afton, Wyoming.
Here’s what Lynn has to say about his outfit:
“Our Hawks Rest Camp is located in the Teton Wilderness northeast of Jackson…It sets off the southeast corner of Yellowstone Park between the Yellowstone and Thorofare Rivers (Area 60 on a Game & Fish map). It is one day-pack 28 miles, from our base camp at Turpin Meadows…The Hawks Rest camp holds the reputation of being the furthest spot in the continental United States from a road in any direction. Not only will you be hunting in one of the best trophy elk camps in the United States but you will also be hunting in country that looks the same as it did 100 years ago.
Our fully equipped camp consists of a large cook tent, shower tent, sleeping tents with cots, foam mattresses, and wood burning stoves along with plenty of fire wood. We are proud to say that our camps hold an excellent reputation earned by hiring reputable licensed guides, maintaining a clean comfortable camp, serving good food and supplying both good horses and mules and equipment.”
My brother Tom and I are considering a summer fishing trip with Lynn Madsen as well….
Wild & Beautiful!
After being blocked by snow for weeks, the road into the cabin finally open. My new BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires mounted on the old red truck carried us through the snow, around the old Whorl Ranch (where three neighbors had gotten stuck just a few days before, who had to be pulled ou by lovely neighbor Oscar Orozco)! The new tires gave us great confidence! (Even having and wanting to test our new tires, we should have taken the Ferret Circle bypass to be safe!) 🚒
Winds were very high – up to 49 mph! The highighest daytime temperatures were only 32 derees, and it takes quite a bit of effort to walk straight into the wind!