For some strange reason,
I was under the impression that November would slow down.
We just received our first snow
which was also our first frost.
(Out our back door)
Well, God certainly does have a sense of humor.
I am the only one in the family -
including brother, bro-in-law, etc. who drew an elk tag.
Oh yes, me who does not like the cold drew a spike only tag.
That means last Sat. and Mon. (had a commitment Sun.)
woke at 4:30 AM - not unusual around here,
drove up the road to where we would park,
hike up hill 2000 vertical feet,
look around at absence of elk,
sit on watch while being wind blown by frigid wind,
eat cold beef stick for 'lunch,'
decide there were no elk,
walk around ridges for a bit,
hike (descend) 2000 vertical feet,
get home about dark,
still need to eat so fix dinner,
shower then crash.
repeat, but now there is snow to hike through,
saw a few elk - cows and branch bulls.
There was a spike, but he treed-up and
I could neither get him out nor get a clean shot.
now with snow down here where it's "warmer,"
we will repeat last Sat. and Mon.
My only consolation is that God is getting a good chuckle:)
If you are so inclined,
maybe say a little prayer that I get one first thing in the morning.
Then we have all day to quarter and pack it out.
Hopefully, next week, I will get back with the program
and be able to spend a little more time
actually in the house where it's warm.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches