Carbon Express Arrows
Half way to goat shape
Mountain Goat
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Forest bows 17-Jun-18
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From: Forest bows
17-Jun-18

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When I received notice that I drew a G5 go tag I set goals for myself to get in shape. One of the goals and probably the most important is to lose 40 lb before September. As of this morning I am halfway there and I've lost 20 pounds. I'm doing some form of cardio everyday and lift heavy with a trainer Monday Wednesdays and Fridays. Today's cardio was just over three mile hike with my wife was right around a thousand foot vertical gain and we did it in an hour and 13 minutes.

From: loopmtz
18-Jun-18
Run forest run! Good job man, keep it up!

From: Forest bows
18-Jun-18

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18-Jun-18
Goat tags will get you motivated! Sounds like you are dedicated on the exercise. What about nutrition? I’ve seen poor eating can undo all the hard work, especially with weight. I’ve seen cutting the carbs really helps (read Wheat Belly for an easy way to cut carbs). Best luck with the tag

From: Nick Muche
18-Jun-18
Wow! What great motivation, that's awesome. Good luck with the next 20!

From: Forest bows
18-Jun-18
Eating mostly greens and chicken breast currently. Lot of almonds for snacks lots of water

From: Forest bows
18-Jun-18
I bet I had to cut my overall food intake by 75%

18-Jun-18
Congrats's. Well done.

I am on my way down as well. I am down 10 so far with 25 more to go

From: pav
18-Jun-18
Well done Forest! Twenty pounds in six weeks is impressive...especially considering you are building muscle too. Preparing for a Colorado sheep hunt myself, with a 20lb weight loss goal. The weight came off very slow the first three weeks, but has been on a steady downward trend for the past three weeks. Still have a chance with six weeks remaining.

From: Neubauer
18-Jun-18
Way to go Forest! Keep hammering

From: Pyrannah
18-Jun-18
Congrats

Tags are a good motivation

I went from 235 to a current 175 at 6’-1 two years ago.. my cardio is still not 100% but I feel great.. the elevation killed me the most on my hunt

Count calorie intake! Those almonds can stack up quick

Good luck man! Keep it off forever!

From: midwest
18-Jun-18
Good for you....keep it up!

From: Stekewood
18-Jun-18
Great job. It will surely pay off in more ways than one!

From: BULELK1
18-Jun-18
Take your time

Steady increase but don't over do it

Injuries suck and can take ya back a few weeks of lost training

Try taking your bow and shooting it as ya train, even if it is just Blunts and dirt clod targets. As it doesn't take much to get your heart rate and breathing up when you are @ 10k and Above!

Keep the faith FB

Good luck, Robb

From: Bowboy
18-Jun-18
Like stated take your time. Good luck!

From: kota-man
18-Jun-18
Nice work Forest. Good luck!

From: APauls
18-Jun-18
Congrats - great way to make your wife happy you drew a tag!

From: SBH
18-Jun-18
Great job Forest and Eric! Thats awesome. We're gonna hold you accountable! Keep us posted, you got this.

From: Orion
18-Jun-18
better hope they open the forest back up

From: Buffalo1
18-Jun-18
Keep working at it Forest- you’ll make you goal. Best of luck on your hunt. Congrats on your draw.

18-Jun-18
Good luck. It’s fun having something special to works towards!

From: Scoot
18-Jun-18
Awesome- keep it up!

From: Mark Watkins
18-Jun-18
Congrats Forest!!

Keep charging and this "once in a lifetime type hunt" will be magic!!!

You got this!!!

Mark

From: Slate
18-Jun-18
Nice way to chase that dream. Keep at it

18-Jun-18
Where are you hiking?? That is beautiful country..

From: drycreek
18-Jun-18
Good luck Forest, hope you get to your goal and get a big one !

From: Franklin
18-Jun-18
Just when you think you`re in "goat shape"....start over because you`re not...lol It`s fricken brutal.

From: TD
18-Jun-18
Half a goat is better than none..... =D

Good job Forest, you got this. In the bag.....

From: LKH
18-Jun-18
If you're not using walking sticks, consider doing so. It greatly increases the amount of work you do and thus increases the cardio.

From: uteangler
18-Jun-18
Good job sir! Very cool thing to do with your wife also! Keep kicking butt! And good luck this fall!

From: Forest bows
18-Jun-18
Got some coming Larry!!!

From: Paul@thefort
18-Jun-18
It is not that you can not see a white goat on the mountain top, the challenge is getting to them and then within bow range. In 1999, I chose to hike up 1800 ft in 1/3 mile, to tree line and spike camp. I had to take a gallon jug of water with me plus two water bottles. I killed the billy the first afternoon and hiked back down to the truck with camp and processed goat on my back. ' What really "killed" me was that I had to pour out the gallon of water I had taken up in the 3.5 hour hike up.

Forest, good luck but then, luck is made by preparation. Sound like you are heading in the right direction. Have fun. My best, Paul

PS, I will be representing the CBA at the June 23 Sheep and Goat Orientation.

From: LKH
18-Jun-18
Paul has it right. Go up and stay as high as you can. Not having to climb and descend thousands of feet each day is the way to last and keep hunting.

From: Forest bows
18-Jun-18
It's awesome my trainer is a bowhunter and one of the best traditional shots I have ever seen. A lot of our workouts are designed for archery and Mountain hunting. Ray Cook is his name.

From: t-roy
18-Jun-18
Congrats on the tag and best wishes for you with your training as well as the hunt! Look forward to your story and “hero” pics!

From: Bigpizzaman
19-Jun-18
Come spend 4 weeks with me, I’ll put you through 2 a days and the “meat-grinder”! Lol Congrats keep up the work!

19-Jun-18
Big pizza man. Looks like You have killed some huge gators. Nice Buffs too.

From: Pigsticker
19-Jun-18

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Forest, congratulations on your progress. The attached link has some really good information on some areas and techniques to focus on. Obviously, you are pleased with your trainer so maybe you would want to discuss with him. Focus on your recovery for both stamina and injury prevention. We get stronger through recovery from working out.

"The bottom line is that to continue to train hard, you have to rest/recover hard as well. Taking one full rest day each week is a great starting point. In addition, listening to your body and recognizing signs of under recovery will help you know when another rest day is needed. Taking rest days along with proper nutrition and hydration, adequate sleep, stress management and other recovery protocols like massage and mobility will increase your success in the gym and keep you feeling excited about your training. Make rest/recovery as much a priority as your training and your body and mind will thank you!"

From: Forest bows
19-Jun-18
Tim bring your wife and come up here for a few weeks and help me out

From: midwest
19-Jun-18
Rest day? What's that? I usually have 22 to 23 hrs. between workouts. That's plenty of rest! ;-)

From: buzz mc
19-Jun-18
Awesome job Forest. Keep at it.

From: Pigsticker
19-Jun-18
Nick, just because you achieve some success does not mean that you are the very best that you can be ;-) I lived that motto for years...

From: Pat Lefemine
19-Jun-18
I’ve hunted goats in G5. I was 26 and 155. Damn near killed me. You’re on the right track but I would recommend a dry run a month before the season and a few days to acclimatize prior to your hunt. Most of the goats were between 13-14k when I was there. That altitude really screws with you no matter what shape you’re in.

From: Forest bows
19-Jun-18
I plan on a couple dry runs in just to see. A huge benefit that I have with the elevation is that I live at 6000 feet

From: Pat Lefemine
19-Jun-18
Forest, that is a big benefit. At the time I did it, I was living at 300' of elevation on the east coast.

From: LKH
19-Jun-18
I've been on 3 goat hunts (first at 46 and heavy) and quite a few sheep (first at 49 and outright fat) in AK. While the elevations aren't bad, some of the climbs are. There is a thing called a "rest step". Mountaineers use it for steep climbs. Basically it's a step, extend lower leg to stretch while taking 1 breath. Repeat to the top. It seems very slow, but 2 guys in identical shape, 1 using this and the other guy doing the hurry and blow method will usually have the rest step guy getting to the top first and not being worn out.

In 2015 I did this with my son while we each had half the sheep and gear. I did the rest and when we topped out, I was ahead and had to wait for him to rest up.

From: 'Ike'
19-Jun-18
Can't wait amigo, you'll be ready to go...Great job so far!

From: midwest
19-Jun-18
Michael, When you sit at a desk for most of the day, very few "rest days" are needed. I need to move when I get off work. Might be different for a guy that is on his feet all day working construction.

Forest, Working with a trainer several years ago changed my life. He taught me how to push myself WAY beyond my comfort zone. My strength and endurance skyrocketed despite my age. You're on the right track....go kill a big ol' billy!

From: AZBUGLER
19-Jun-18
Excellent work! I’m not far behind you with the same goal! I’m down 14. Let’s keep it up!

From: Forest bows
20-Jun-18
Stair machine......1800 in 30min. Then stretching in the Glenwood hot springs. That was my off day today.

From: Nick Muche
20-Jun-18
Go for a long hike at 13000 feet, living at 6000 won't really prepare you for hunting goats 7000 feet higher!

I like hunting goats, a lot.... at like 5500! haha

20-Jun-18
LKH has a good point with the rest step it works. Instead of blasting head down for 100 yds then sucking rocks and trees in. Then blasting another 50 yds. Just slow and smooth wins the race.

20-Jun-18
Of easier said than done when your dream of 10-30 yrs is just over the next ridge. Knowing and tracking your max, minimum and target heart rate is huge for not overdoing it also. There is plenty of info out there on what is your personal optimal performance heart rate. Keep it in those bounds and you will last much longer. IMHO

From: Pigsticker
20-Jun-18
Nick,what works for some may not Work for most. Here is a link on rest and recovery.

From: Pigsticker
20-Jun-18

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From: midwest
20-Jun-18
Everyone is different in what their recovery needs are. Takes a lot of years to figure out what works best for each individual. Good luck with whatever your training program is!

From: Rut Nut
20-Jun-18
Good job Forest- keep up the good work!

Just curious................................................what is "Goat Shape"? Is it the same, more or less than "Sheep Shape"?! ;-)

From: Forest bows
20-Jun-18
I think goat shape is best defined as the shape I'm in come September 5th.

From: Forest bows
20-Jun-18
My wife and I are doing a hike this weekend Nick you can look it up it's the capitol Peak approach in Snowmass Colorado we will go in around noon on Friday spend the night so we can test some of the gear that we plan on using on the goat hunt and come back out mid-morning Saturday.

From: fubar racin
20-Jun-18
Good work forest! I started febuary 23 with a loss goal of 65 pounds im now down 56 of those plus iv built some muscle on the way! Good luck on the hunt!

From: Forest bows
20-Jun-18
Wow Chris. What did you weigh when you started.

From: Forest bows
22-Jun-18

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4 miles in 35 min last night. Headed out over night this afternoon. Will hike to capitol peak approach.

From: LKH
22-Jun-18
That's not a hike, that's a run and a good one. 7 miles per hour.

From: midwest
22-Jun-18
Nice work Forest!

From: boothill
22-Jun-18
Keep up the good work Forest. I'm sure Kelly is pushing you the whole way isn't she. This will make the work at CBA Jamboree so much easier this year. Won't make it this year and will miss not seeing you folks.

From: Scoot
22-Jun-18
Atta boy Forest! Keep at it!

From: Forest bows
22-Jun-18
That's a workout pace.

From: GhostBird
22-Jun-18
Good work Forest... makes me sore just reading.

From: M.Pauls
22-Jun-18
Way to go Forest, fitness is addicting! That’s good motivation, and then the trick will be staying in “goat shape” :) you’ve obviously got in in you!

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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That was way harder than I thought it was going to be!!!!

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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The hike was 7 MI took us 5 hours going in three and a half coming out I had a 50-pound pack Kelly was carrying a 30 lb pack

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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We were all smiles in the beginning left the truck at about 1:30 Friday afternoon

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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About halfway in still feeling good

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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We stopped for a break at the halfway point today we were discussing that we should have probably went a little farther in stopped at the 5-mile Mark or so. I could sure feel when I got to the point of where my workouts had been ending. The first three to four miles were easy when we got the five miles I could start to feel it the 6th and 7th mile were brutal. This was about the 6 Mile mark my crazy wife height this whole thing and her sandals is the only shoe she'll wear in the mountains.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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We were both pretty sore that night the worst pain on my body was my left hip it's making my foot go numb most of the night didn't sleep very well also groups of hikers coming to Summit capital kept coming all night long at one point there was somebody getting water out of the creek at around midnight by our campsite. Right at dark we saw a mountain goat off in the distance so we talked about in the morning trying to find him.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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I apologize for some of the grammar mistakes I'm using talk to text on my phone and I cannot go back and edit anything on my cell phone. We woke up this morning a little late and decided to do some glassing to see if we can find that mountain goat.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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We hiked up a small hill behind Camp the gave us at 360 view of the valley

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23-Jun-18

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23-Jun-18

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Wig last for about an hour before we spotted this goat

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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That was supposed to say we glassed for about an hour. We moved down the hill a ways and I snuck up on him and Kelly got this great picture. I could have shot this goat numerous times closest would have been about 30 yards farthest would have been 50 60 yards.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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We sat for an hour or two and watched hikers with the binoculars Summit capital the best part is when they crossed this Sawtooth looking Ridge.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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All in all it was an eye-opener to me but a great time with my hunting buddy in my wife.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18

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From: Forest bows
23-Jun-18
Biggest thing I took away from the weekend is that although the work I'm doing in the gym is important I need to get out and do these type of hikes real scenario workouts to get to where I need to be. I've known Nick for about 10 years now and he's never been right about anything except for this altitude is the great equalizer.

23-Jun-18
If you having hip and foot pain it it likely your back nerves...you are right these hikes are great but keep losing weight and not just for this trip...for life!!!

From: Forest bows
24-Jun-18
Seems that a gained a pound and a half this weekend.......that doesn't make any sense!!

24-Jun-18
Life can be curious sometimes! Keep it up!

From: Paul@thefort
24-Jun-18
"gained this weekend", could be just water retention. Eat more protein and less carbs.

From: drycreek
24-Jun-18
Damn, Forest, I got tired just reading this thread. Sounds like you're on the right track though !

Rut Nut, my wife says I'm in goat shape now. A little shaggy, a little stinky, and a little horny.........

From: midwest
25-Jun-18
"Seems that a gained a pound and a half this weekend.......that doesn't make any sense!!"

Don't measure your weight, measure your waist.

From: OFFHNTN
25-Jun-18
Great stuff Forest!

From: Medicinemann
25-Jun-18
Great thread!! What day in September does your hunt start? Will Kelly go with you on the hunt?

From: Forest bows
25-Jun-18
September 6th is the first day of the hunt I'll probably go in September 5th I think Kelly is going to go you should tag along Jake that would be awesome

From: Tjw
25-Jun-18
sweet man. living the dream. i guess this is why everyone says "no pain no gain" goat kicked my ass at my late 30s. the guide was late fifties woman, put me in the dirt. way humbeling.. good luck.. peace Tjw

From: Bigpizzaman
26-Jun-18
Happy Birthday Forest! Keep it up!

From: Owl
26-Jun-18
"Don't measure your weight, measure your waist."

-YUP! Particularly if you are a ways into weight loss. Body weight should be a secondary measure to other factors like strength/ performance, clothing fit, measurements. If you are losing weight (especially on a high carb protocol), you are catabolizing a lot of muscle to watch a number drop on the bathroom scale. Not good.

From: Brooktrout59
26-Jun-18
Forest when you set your mind to it you can do anything. Proud to know you, Kelly and Wiener Dog! Get your GOAT!

From: Forest bows
26-Jun-18
All I know with my backpack on I was still 270 lb going up that trail the other day and it hurt!!!

26-Jun-18
Looks like a great trip up in the mountains!

Keep up the work!

From: Wkochevar
26-Jun-18
Your hip pain and foot numbness is most likely ciatica (sp??). The compression of the weight on your back is pressing the lower back nerves causing the pain. I get it from time to time. The stronger my lower back gets the better it is. Stretching is very important as well....old age back! Good luck Kip

From: Nick Muche
26-Jun-18
Forest, an upgrade in the backpack department will certainly help your overall comfort as well. Spending the money on a quality pack for sheep/goat or any backpack hunt is money well spent. Best of luck.

From: kota-man
26-Jun-18
I agree with Nick,...A pack upgrade would be HUGE to your overall comfort on this hunt and any mountain hunts in the future.

From: Mark Watkins
26-Jun-18
You got this Forrest!

90% mental, 10% physical...just like life:)!

Looking forward to following along on your adventure!

Mark

From: 12yards
26-Jun-18
Nice job! Good luck Forest!

27-Jun-18
Nice, great report Forest!

27-Jun-18
Love the pic with you at full draw on the goat. You've got a great hiking companion. Enjoy every second of it.

When you gain weight without realizing where it's at and you're working out, it's generally muscle in the ass and thighs. That's good weight to have.

From: Ermine
27-Jun-18

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From: Forest bows
27-Jun-18
That's the one!!! What do you think he will score?

From: Nick Muche
27-Jun-18
Assuming 9.5" long or so, I'd guess 45".

From: wkochevar
27-Jun-18
What he said ^...minimum!

From: Forest bows
27-Jun-18
Great day!! Broke 220# and ordered a new pack. Kifaru woodsman with a lid and meat sack.

From: Nick Muche
27-Jun-18
Nice choice!

From: Forest bows
28-Jun-18
Seems the P&Y min is high. 40" is a great big goat in Colorado.

From: Nick Muche
29-Jun-18
40" is not a great big goat anywhere and certainly not in CO... JMO but I've only been right once. Haha

From: Bigpizzaman
29-Jun-18
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From: MathewsMan
29-Jun-18
I'd recommend taking along some salt tablets for your hike in or out.. check into it

29-Jun-18
Good luck, Forest! Looking forward to following the hunt.

From: Forest bows
29-Jun-18
What's the best way to judge size on goats

From: Nick Muche
30-Jun-18
Look at a lot of them that you know the actual score. Bases bigger than eye socket. Look for stacked up age rings with a spotter.

From: Forest bows
30-Jun-18
What stands out on a 42" goat VS a 38" goat.

From: Forest bows
30-Jun-18

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Tuff hike. 3 miles 2500' vert 2 hours. 11/2 down. Cathedral lake trail out of Ashcroft Colorado.

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30-Jun-18

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30-Jun-18

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Saw one goat about a mile away.

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30-Jun-18

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30-Jun-18

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Forgot to tell everyone that I picked the Salomon boot it is awesome was easy to break in and feels great but it's so dang hot for this time of year going to have to get something lighter to train in

From: Nick Muche
30-Jun-18
Are you hiking in the area your tag is good for or is it a long drive away?

From: Forest bows
30-Jun-18
No not my unit.

From: Pyrannah
01-Jul-18
What a cool area man.. wish I lived west...

From: BULELK1
01-Jul-18
Good to read you are on the mountain and cruising along the high country.

Thanks for sharing with us all.

Good luck, Robb

From: BULELK1
01-Jul-18

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This might be of value to ya Fb

Scroll down to your Mnt. Goat and view the interactive PDF

Enjoy

Good luck, Robb

From: Forest bows
02-Jul-18
Want to try to get into my unit and do some scouting but from what I hear it's so full of smoke that I don't think I should try to hike 10 miles above Treeline

From: Forest bows
04-Jul-18
215#

From: Forest bows
05-Jul-18
So against better judgement I'm headed out for the weekend to go find mountain goats in my unit I'm praying the Wind Blows the other way for a couple days maybe some rain.

From: Forest bows
06-Jul-18

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Awesome day!!!!

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06-Jul-18

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06-Jul-18

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06-Jul-18

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From: Forest bows
07-Jul-18

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Fresh snow on the ridge I glassed from yesterday!!

From: dakotaduner
10-Jul-18
Great Job Forest....keep it up, and just to let you know thanks for motivating me with your posts and probably many others.

10-Jul-18
8 weeks to go.

From: Medicinemann
10-Jul-18
Forest, That last photo looks a little hazy in the lower part.......or is that smoke?

From: Pat Lefemine
10-Jul-18
Is that G5 (needles?) There was a little pond way up in the Chigago basin but I don't think that's the one I remember. How high have you gone so far - altitude wise?

From: Forest bows
10-Jul-18
I have not gone into Chicago Basin yet because the train is not running this is a different area in the unit

From: Forest bows
10-Jul-18
12800-13 is as high as I have been.

From: Forest bows
12-Jul-18
Kelly and I are headed out this afternoon for a overnight/ scouting trip in my unit. 60% chance of rain all weekend.

From: Forest bows
12-Jul-18
New pack is ready to roll! And it's awesome. I could grab my bow and go for 3 nights with it packed like this. 38#

From: Forest bows
12-Jul-18

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From: Forest bows
15-Jul-18

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10 mile loop, they way I scouted to go in was really hard. Got cliffed out twice. My wife got real scared......and we saw no goats. Hardest hike yet.

From: Forest bows
15-Jul-18

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New pack was great

From: Forest bows
15-Jul-18

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One thing I learned......if it's a good way in those hippies will have a trail beat in there!!

From: KsRancher
15-Jul-18
My dad and I elk hunted to the south of Chicago basin. We drove up to about 12,500ft. We were able to drive up a old road. Drive right up to the wilderness edge. We hunted just off the south edge of the rough mountains. Wasn't a bad hike to get to the rough stuff. But that's where we stopped. We went across Endlich Mesa and I think it was Sheridan Mt.

From: Pyrannah
15-Jul-18
I want to move sooooo bad

From: Forest bows
15-Jul-18

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15-Jul-18

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15-Jul-18

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This pack turns into a day pack.

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15-Jul-18

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15-Jul-18

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From: Brooktrout59
17-Jul-18
AWESOME-go Forest and Kelly!

From: Forest bows
18-Jul-18
210# this morning.

From: kota-man
18-Jul-18
Great job Forest...Which Kifaru pack did you end up getting? Looks like a Fulcrum?

18-Jul-18
We went in to Chicago basin a few years ago to climb Sunlight, Windom and Eolus. I think in June. The rules for hikers and climbers was to only pee on rocks not vegetation. The goats like the salt as you know. The goats were kind of a nuisance around the tents. I hope the hikers and climbers aren’t too disruptive. As the old joke Goes watch where you pee up there the goats like to “lick it from the Spigot”

From: Forest bows
18-Jul-18
The pack is the woodsman with a guide lid.

From: Quinn @work
19-Jul-18
Nice work Forest. You've definitely made quite a commitment in getting ready for that tag. Lots of hard work and sacrifice. Looks like Kelly is enjoying the ride also. I'm 100% positive this thread will end with a beautiful picture of you behind a nice dead goat. You're earning it.

From: Forest bows
19-Jul-18
Thanks Chad. I feel great!

From: Forest bows
20-Jul-18
At the Colorado bowhunters jamboree this weekend shooting and light hiking.

From: Forest bows
20-Jul-18

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20-Jul-18

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75 yard goat.

From: Forest bows
23-Jul-18
Feel great. Took 3 days off and just shot my bow. I ate alot and stayed at 210. Just got off the elliptical machine....did 5 miles in 30 min 20 sec. My new best. Was going for 30 min even but got light headed........

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