Basic gear for high country cold weather elk hunting.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by H&Hhunter, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. BigSteve57

    BigSteve57 Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Maryland, sadly.
    Perhaps there is interest in an update to my post https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...ather-elk-hunting.661698/page-3#post-10941368.

    The Bolderton clothing worked great - the outer shell is very tough. In fact it was so warm I didn't have to use all the layers and had to unzip my coat as temperatures actually reached the mid to upper 40's by mid-afternoon! Perhaps it was also due to the fact that we were VERY active both on horses and on foot during the day. Exception: riding up in the morning slowly and quietly was COLD especially in the toes. Sitting on a slow walking horse I found is almost as cold as standing still.

    Boots were Cabela's/Meindl Air active - also very warm and comfortable. But I did use heat pads top and bottom for toes because as I said mornings were cold - in the single digits and low teens.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  2. themailman

    themailman Member

    Oct 3, 2019
    Awesome post I can't wait till I have time to read the entire thing. I did notice wool socks, I threw away all of my cotton socks years ago and where nothing but wool socks year round. They are comfortable, breathable and I haven't had athlete's foot since I made the switch.
  3. Trey Veston

    Trey Veston Member

    May 30, 2017
    Heading out Wednesday for four days in the Idaho backwoods for elk...

    Weather will be in the teens at night, 50's during the day. No precipitation. Layers of moisture wicking clothing is essential.

    Will be sleeping in this...
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