Well, we have one week to go. I hiked up to 12330 feet on Thursday. Although we saw sign all the way up, there was more and it was freshest at the highest levels. Everything is still very green and it was very warm. The mosquitoes are terrible. There is water everywhere and every creek is running high. (bring some comfortable waterproof boots) The elk seem to be in very big groups. We saw a group of aprrox 120 elk in the same field together about a week ago. I'm getting stoked. We have plan A, B and C. We will see how it goes. The rut should be getting into the early stages in the next few days or weeks. Good luck to everyone.