Colorado Unit 54 2nd rifle new elk hunter (Whats one thing?)

ETX-(Ty)

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Hey everyone, I am hunting unit 54 for second rifle. We are looking at hiking up Mill castle trail or rainbow lake trail. I understand dues gotta be paid, but I am curious if anyone has any info on this area. Whats one thing that we should know? does anyone have experience in this unit (54)
 

Dos Perros

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Hey dude, welcome! At this point, I'd consider killing this account, signing up for a new one, and spending some time reading before posting, but you definitely should go post in the FNG section and introduce yourself.
 
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ETX-(Ty)

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Hey dude, welcome! At this point, I'd consider killing this account, signing up for a new one, and spending some time reading before posting, but you definitely should go post in the FNG section and introduce yourself.
Didn't even know there was a FNG section. Thats a great one thing. Thanks!
 

peaches

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Some harsh replies. The initial hill will get your heart pumping. Good luck.
 

ChrisAU

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Good luck, hope you are in shape.

Edit: I'll add a real tip - its steep, super steep, and water is always at the bottom. If you don't want to go to the bottom and back up constantly, bring lots of water with you.

Oh, and

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peaches

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Yup, those wet boots make for and enjoyable climb. Real tip, a pair of Crocs help for the creek crossings.
 

SoloWilderness

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2nd season up there? Be ready to get snow up to your knees. It can get a bit Western in that area, also it's steep AF, don't fall off a trail in the dark, it's a long way to the bottom.
 

TheHammer

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Weather depended location that will require a lot of effort. Hopefully you bring your man card and are in above excellent shape for the task. Good luck.
 

Still Hunter

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Enjoy the view! It's beautiful country. 2nd Rifle... be prepared for deep snow. Been known to get white quickly.
If you are not in shape, I highly suggest picking a different GMU. It is steep country. Heavily hunted and quite a few guided Horseback Camps ( note "Horseback"). Have a 4x4 & Chains. Archery, Muzzle loaders, & first rifle will have already have flushed out the nearby forest. So if you are on foot, know you will be challenged!
 
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