Elk Camp 2004
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The Road into Elk Camp
Tim and Tent
Bear Track on Elk Camp Road
Elk Summit View to the West
Breakfast Phyllis and Tim
Earl enjoying a warm tent.
Bear tracking Lester.
Lady of the Camp
Top of Iron Mountain
A look from the top of Iron Mountain
Mile Marker 7
Tim and Earl on the road home.
This old logging road could get muddy, but the hunters and campers who use Elk Camp try to keep it open and trimmed.
About the only new technology we used on the old canvas tent concept is a rain fly made from plastic tarps. Even large poles are left at the site each year for the next use.
These wood stoves used in large canvas cabin tents are a proven way to stay comfortable. The materials may have changed a bit, but the concept has been the same for hundreds of years.
Outlined in white dots, a track from the same bear that followed Lester into camp.
A neighboring camper's dog, "Tigger", love to be involved, but knew he wasn' t supposed to be.
With not a sign of civilization anywhere in site, this is the kind of scenery we got to experience daily. This is actually a composit of 3 seperate photos stitched together in Photo Shop.
Note who the first person to the table always was.
Lester Hauck, a little over 80, hunts in regular street shoes. On this morning, it snowed and Lester came back into camp after an unsuccessfull hunt. Tim Nersinger and I headed out of camp using the same trail Lester had used. We noticed bear tracks, but until we got a few yards up the trail we didn't think a lot of it. Then I noticed the bear tracks on top of Lester's tracks. Tim and I followed the trail for another 1/4 mile or so until we saw where the bear had found Lester's tracks and followed him to within 50 or so feet of the camp. Lester didn't know anything about the bear until he saw this photo.
Phyllis Hauck in front of her's and Lester's tent. She is a great camp cook and can really spoil the other campers.
Elk City, Idaho is circled in white on the right side.
Almost all the trees in this area were recently cut. This seems to make it easier to see game at a distance, but elk, deer and other animals just pass through, making hunting more difficult.