Today I'm packing gear and getting excited about the upcoming elk hunt with my two adult sons and a grandson. That's about as good as it gets in my book.
However, on a cautionary note, Eastern Utah and Western Colorado are under a winter storm watch for the first time this year. This one looks like a warm Pacific low pressure system that will bring snow only down to about the 8000 ft level and mud everywhere below that. Rain starting Thursday night through Friday possibly turning to snow early Saturday morning for the start of the season. Drought to swamp...
Looks like Mother Nature is making traveling more adventurous which should give the elk the advantage to start the season off.
Good luck (and watch the weather) to all that are heading out this weekend!