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    I try to camp on top for the visibility. I also try to put my tent so it is visible to other people and may deter people away from my area. nothing worse than 3 guys pitching tents within 1/2 mile of each other and not knowing it.

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    On our packtrips we always look for the water. Preferably a high alpine lake with cutthroat for afternoon fishing with the bonus of fresh fish for supper. If not a creek or spring will do. Sure saves a lot of walking if you're near water.

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    I'm following the trend here... high. It's easier to put a stalk together once an animal is spotted. You can cover more ground and do it faster. I'm a big glasser, so unless there is animal spotted their is no need to drop down unless something is spotted. And thats a good problem to have.

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    I like to camp where I can glass early without having to do a lot of walking. The few times I have camped lower, I have always wished that I had camped higer. It lot does depend on where I am expecting to find game !

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    camp up high. you're going to be camping high. no sense in killing yourself walking down a mountain just to hike back up it in the eraly morning. sure the animals camp down low. if you do the same, you run the risk of spooking them out when you start going eearly in the morning. camp high, wake up and start glassing from afar.

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    Scott you camp so high it is making my vision blurry.
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    I am glassing from my camp here. I spotted 3 bucks pushing 180 this trip, you can tell based on elevation where I prefer to camp.

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    I prefer to camp lower and hunt up, regardless of thermals. When you start to walk uphill you will walk slower than if you hiking down or across. You are forced to go slower thus, in my opinion, seeing more and noticing more. Walking down to camp after a full day of hiking is much more pleasurable than walking up, just my 2 scents

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    I was always told once your up stay up. If you find animals lower then move lower, but above the animals. Always careful of where you camp in relation to the animals though.

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    Climb up. Drag down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sioux33 View Post
    Rookie question here, but with the thermals pushing down in the early AM, are you better off camping low and hunting up in the morning? Or on the flipside, are you better starting the morning up high glassing and waiting until the thermals switch before hunting down? Heading out on my first backpack hunt this fall and would be great to hear some experiences or advice.
    Camp high is my pick. Hours an hours of glassing "down" is easier on my neck. Plus I have typically seen more movement low (depending on season)

 

 

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