Strategy- Combine peak fall foliage with lunar phase, to collect possible wallhangers of active elk. Day 1 Our first encounter. Off to the right of us is a monster bull elk. He is snoozing, and surrounded by much vegetation. Not so good. In the meantime, this youngster crosses the creek. I like it only because of the water, and it was a nice warmup before heading off to the honey hole. About an hour later, it got busy. Cloudy, and late in the afternoon. He is bugling his lungs out here. Next year I'll have audio. Love it when they make eye contact. Too bad that weed is in the way... Another bugle. I think this guy was king of that harem. For the leaf peepers. Thanks for looking.