Titomake wrote:Beautiful landscapes. The forest in autumn will get even more colorful.
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, the trees are changing and you can see some of them in my pictures from yesterday.
I spent 12 hours hiking around the woods yesterday on the hunt for a bull elk. It was more of a hike than a hunt but any excuse to wander about is a good excuse.
The beginning of our "hike". You can see some of that color in this pic.
Here are a few scenic pics.
Hills for miles.
A glimpse of Packwood Lake.
And the knife of the day was...Black on Black PM2.
There was an elk answering our bugle somewhere over near Bear Grass Butte. We also spotted a couple of mountain goats over there when we came back in the late afternoon.
Another blurry knife pic.
About seven hours into our hike we arrived at Lost Late.
All of the dead snags along the top of this ridge are the result of a forest fire that occurred several years ago.
One last shot of the PM2 hiding among the huckleberry bushes.
It was about 12 hours from the time we left the truck and the time we got back to the truck. The elevation gain from our starting point to the highest point was about 2000 feet, but we traveled up and down several peaks. We didn't see a single elk, deer or bear and only encountered four other people at Lost Lake. My body reminded me that I am getting old and out of shape, but even though I could barely lift my legs at the end of the day, I had a great time. I also managed to come home with some treats.