At our Colorado mountain cabin, we have two game cameras. They are motion triggered, set on a creek near a beaver pond and regularly frequented by wild animals of all sorts. On some weeks, the cameras capure over one thousand photographs. We regularly see moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, bear, bobcat, owls, hawks, great blue heron, beaver, marmot, rabbits and more. We especially enjoy the spring when mama moose, elk and deer show up regularly with their babies.
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….
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!