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So far this year's search for the mighty and elusive Wapiti has yielded poor results- but as they say "getting there is half the fun". The weather in Central Wyoming has been beatiful this fall with above average moisture this year we should be great shape next spring.

This year my son Corey and his friend Mikey-he likes everything- hunted the Ferris Mountains east of Muddy Gap and west of Casper. The access to the hunt area crosses both private and federal lands. The big game hunting area is located on BLM land managed by the Rawlins Field Office.

As I said "getting there is half the fun"---Towables(trailers dont try this) unless you want to leave a little something behind [emoticon]

The trip from home base to the camp was a mere 102 miles-Just a morning jog in Wyoming terms - Here you are looking at the Sweetwater River and Spilt Rock
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Mrs. Trails was at home on this trip- so you will see a few over the hood shots [emoticon] Travelling down highway 287 looking at the Ferris Mountians
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After about 1.5 hours the turn to Cherry Creek Road BLM 3147 and now it gets interesting!!
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The code of the west- Leave it like you found it- If you Open it- Close it
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Yahoo---a hole to crawl in and out of--Trailers do not try this!!
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Cherry Creek Crossing number 1- its all down hill from here- well that is what they say!
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Not a lot of water this time of year- in April or July you better roll up your pant legs- cause you are gonna get wet [emoticon]
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I thought about washing her down -but- I had elk on the brain.
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Humm-- Thank goodness I have good clearance on the truck and camper.
Hallmark Cuchara XL and Dodge CDT - Perfect combination [emoticon]
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Like they say an inch or so -is enough for ???
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This is the good part- the road was very cobbled 4 low and granny gear makes slow going-you have to walk her across the cobbles
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Yippee another hole!!!!! Cherry Creek Crossing number 2
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From the bottom of the crossing- not overly challenging by off road standards- but it makes you glad when have the right equipment for the job[emoticon] Cobbles rolling under your tires can get a little exciting!
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Part Duex

Some photos of the landscape

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The Hunt! Is on !!! Caught Mikey drinking again- 8900 ft -

Base camp is at around 8700ft-the route is about 4.0 miles and we top out at about 9000ft-

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Mikey really has a drinking problem
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Ahhhhh the view!!! Looking south in to the Great Divide Basin

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The Camp

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The Campfire

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And the Dinner!!!!!

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Part Three-- well all good things must come to an end-- for this weekend anyway---there is always next week!!

Hallmark Cuchara Xl

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Speed Goats- aka Pronghorn
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A welcome site to many emigrants in their journey west-Devils Gate or a reminder to some of tragedy Martins Cove- Devils Gate Area

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Oh did I mention the Spanish Mines in the area- from about 1490 or so- It is secert and I'm not telling- Thats another trip! Wanna go??

Thanks for reading!!

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The roads are indeed just getting interesting and then you stop - what a tease!


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Posted: 09/14/09 12:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kohldad wrote:

The roads are indeed just getting interesting and then you stop - what a tease!


Ok all ready--[emoticon]

Did someone say -what goes up must come down??? How about another look
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Thank goodness Mrs. Trails was at home- or somebody would have been walking [emoticon] Then I would have had some splaining to do!
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How is that??

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Good luck with the Wapiti. Them's good eats.
Nice area.


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enjoyed the pics-no elk hunting this year for us but your trip pics sure stirred up grand memories of past hunts!

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Nice Pics!! I am 7 days away from my second 6 day elk trip here in Colorado this season. I cannot wait. First week of the season was great. Called in 3 Bulls and a bunch of cows. 50 yards just a little too far with the wind blowing. Good Luck. Check out my username.

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wapitichaser wrote:

Nice Pics!! I am 7 days away from my second 6 day elk trip here in Colorado this season. I cannot wait. First week of the season was great. Called in 3 Bulls and a bunch of cows. 50 yards just a little too far with the wind blowing. Good Luck. Check out my username.


It maybe a little early up here- not much activity- they are still in the trees-- maybe next weekend!! My son saw a 370 class bull about 800 yards out--but he didnt want anything do with us- YET

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Posted: 09/14/09 06:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice "from the driver's seat" coverage, and progress shots!

We're just getting ready for our push up to the Northeast Rally from the OBX, as soon as we make it bak to home base, i'll be posting trip reports again.

Don't be shy, keep those Wyoming trip reports coming [emoticon]

Cheers,
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...Don't be shy, keep those Wyoming trip reports coming [emoticon]


It is such a scary bunch around here [emoticon]

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