...just finally posting this up from last season... CO Elk – 2015…Another week in paradise! Anyone that knows me…knows I look forward to Elk camp year round…and 2015 was no different. My Dad would be going for his 4th consecutive trip with me, always fun…as well as other returnees: Good buddy Matt, his Dad Greg, Shawn, and LB. Someone new has joined me each year and this year we had three newb’s: Jaimie, Eric, and Kerry. We loaded up on Friday evening 9/18 and hit the road. Unfortunately I don’t have quite the story or kill pics to share as I have the past two seasons… 2013 http://forums.bowhunting.com/bowhunting-talk/co-archery-elk-2013-word-pic-heavy-53132/ 2014 http://forums.bowhunting.com/bowhunting-talk/co-elk-2014--doesnt-get-much-better-than-66283/ …but punched tags are just icing on the cake…we had a great week in the Rockies regardless…and not without our chances. Weather was good for the drive out…and things were on track to roll into camp late Saturday morning to set up camp. The closer we got to camp the more we were hearing some grinding in the left front wheel of my suburban anytime we took a right curve. Once we got camp set up…our suspicions were confirmed – Blown wheel bearings – sure glad it held on coming thru the mountains. I was a little nervous at first, but my buddy Shawn knows a thing or two about cars (owns a body shop)…so we took a ride to O’Rielly’s in Leadville and luckily they had a wheel assembly and I bought or rented the tools we needed. As you can see, we had the Suburban safely blocked with firewood should the jack give out Big Thanks again to Shawn – lunch was on me. Will, Rex, and Paul made their way into camp and always great to catch up…get a few more of Will’s great hunting stories…and get the daily report from Rex who just seems to always know what’s going on in all parts of the area Caught up with MN Greg as well…and he would team up with Shawn for some mulie hunting that week. The Texas boys made their way into camp and always enjoy seeing Waid & Steve and the rest of their bunch. I wish I would have taken a picture of their new camp…Wow, everything IS bigger in Texas! The funniest part is I have no idea how they packed that much tent and gear onto that little 6 or 8ft trailer they had…those guys must rule at Tetris. Night always comes early after that drive…but I rounded up anyone interested and we did tipped back some mini bottle of Fireball Whiskey to the Elk gods… The weather and Aspens were absolutely beautiful the whole week. But I saw this same thing in 2011…warm, dry, no rain and no weather at all…and hunting was tough that year as well. It was shorts and t-shirts every afternoon. For camping, and having a beer, it’s hard to beat.