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    Work2hunt, I also have a ton of deer points and am looking at another unit to high country buck hunt. I did consider maroon bells and always liked that area. One place I never got to, but hope to some day, is conundrum creek and conundrum hot springs. The hot springs sits at about 11,000 feet. You should be able to google this and find out all the info you need about this area. I always thought it would be pretty awesome to go soak in the springs every couple of days if you were hunting in the area. I think the bigger bucks are found in different areas of maroon bells wilderness area but there has got to be a few in that area that are shooters. Good Luck!

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    Sounds interesting I'll have to check that out. After a few days in that country I might be able to use a nice hot spring soak. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    Gotcha....thoughts on what I can do to prepare.....besides live at that elevation.
    From one flatlander to another.. If you can, spend a little bit of time at a lower elevation, in the 6-8000 range, then move up. Drink a ton of water.. Then, drink some more. take it easy on the hike in, and on the first day or two.. This is a marathon, not a sprint. If you get into too big of a hurry, you're no longer hunting, just power-hiking through the mountains.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Like bb said. Hunt high and camp low. You can work your camp up higher once acclimated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    Sounds interesting I'll have to check that out. After a few days in that country I might be able to use a nice hot spring soak. Thanks for the tip.
    I've backpacked in to Conundrum hot springs three times (but all before labor day). It is a gorgeous hike and the hot springs are definitely nice. You should know there will be a lot of non hunters in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Bailey View Post
    I've backpacked in to Conundrum hot springs three times (but all before labor day). It is a gorgeous hike and the hot springs are definitely nice. You should know there will be a lot of non hunters in there too.
    Is the water warm enough for a dip when the temperatures are cold. This is probably a loaded question but how receptive would the non hunters be to see a guy in camo, with a gun, strip and jump in the pool? I would imagine all the locals are mostly of the liberal sort.

 

 

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