Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
Stream / River Crossings
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 12-Feb-19
elkstabber 12-Feb-19
altitude sick 12-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 12-Feb-19
Z Barebow 12-Feb-19
hawkeye in PA 12-Feb-19
TrapperKayak 12-Feb-19
Jaquomo 12-Feb-19
bowonly 12-Feb-19
bowonly 12-Feb-19
altitude sick 12-Feb-19
cnelk 12-Feb-19
Brotsky 12-Feb-19
altitude sick 12-Feb-19
altitude sick 12-Feb-19
320 bull 12-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 12-Feb-19
Inshart 12-Feb-19
Jaquomo 12-Feb-19
altitude sick 12-Feb-19
ND String Puller 12-Feb-19
altitude sick 12-Feb-19
Brun 12-Feb-19
joehunter 12-Feb-19
Treeline 12-Feb-19
Brun 13-Feb-19
altitude sick 13-Feb-19
320 bull 13-Feb-19
Scoot 13-Feb-19
altitude sick 13-Feb-19
320 bull 13-Feb-19
TrapperKayak 13-Feb-19
Drnaln 13-Feb-19
Mark Watkins 13-Feb-19
cnelk 13-Feb-19
altitude sick 13-Feb-19
Jethro 13-Feb-19
Buglmin 13-Feb-19
Bou'bound 13-Feb-19
1HankS 14-Feb-19
altitude sick 14-Feb-19
TrapperKayak 14-Feb-19
Treeline 14-Feb-19
PoudreCanyon 14-Feb-19
Rgiesey 15-Feb-19
Whocares 15-Feb-19
Treeline 15-Feb-19
jordanathome 15-Feb-19
arlone 17-Feb-19
TD 19-Feb-19
Ron Niziolek 19-Feb-19
SBH 19-Feb-19
KC9 19-Feb-19
Lark Bunting 20-Feb-19
Vonfoust 20-Feb-19
From: cnelk
12-Feb-19

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Got any pics of crossing streams/rivers while elk hunting?

From: elkstabber
12-Feb-19

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Fred Bear shown here in Alaska. Probably hunting moose. Sorry cnelk for not helping, I just thought immediately of this photo.

12-Feb-19

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No exciting river crossings. How about one of the crevasse Crossings I have done.
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No exciting river crossings. How about one of the crevasse Crossings I have done.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Feb-19

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HUNT MAN's embedded Photo

From: Z Barebow
12-Feb-19

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Here is one from an elk hunt in 2011.

12-Feb-19
No pic but crossed the south fork in my skivies, swiped off the water got dressed. Went about 50 feet bow snagged on a willow stepped side ways and went into a 5' sink hole, all before day light. At least I packed spare socks, still made for along day. Didn't get all that micro debris out until I got home.

From: TrapperKayak
12-Feb-19
Used to cross the Toutle River barefoot to get to reaches beyond while shed hunting below Mt. St.,Helens. It was constantly changing course so rarely crossed back in the same spot. It had patches of real quicksand too in some eddies. Ya had to be smart about it. Always turbid so you had to be able to 'read' depth.

From: Jaquomo
12-Feb-19
Altitude sick, that just made my nuts draw up inside my body..

From: bowonly
12-Feb-19

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Wiggy's Waders can come in handy.

From: bowonly
12-Feb-19
I slipped as I was taking the picture!!

12-Feb-19
5 attic ladders tied end to end, You can see we were testing it before carrying the full packs.

From: cnelk
12-Feb-19
Who was the lacky that got to carry the ladder(s)?

From: Brotsky
12-Feb-19
I learned last year that crocs aren't just for camp :-) Roll them pants up and get after it!

12-Feb-19
Sherpa. Their called the ice fall doctors

12-Feb-19
The true climbers over there. Without them Most of us wouldn’t get far. As we are pretty much just tourists.

From: 320 bull
12-Feb-19
You really don't look like a tourist in that photo to me.

Is that a huge crack in the face below where the ladder is resting? Good grief man....

From: HUNT MAN
12-Feb-19

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Sometime we use the river to get us to the elk!!

From: Inshart
12-Feb-19

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From: Jaquomo
12-Feb-19
I like Hunter better upside down.

I once had the bright idea to use heavy duty contractor bags as "waders" for a December river crossing. Didn't have to go far but it was thigh deep and gravel bottom. Yeah, that didn't work...

12-Feb-19
Look at the head on that one!! :^)

12-Feb-19
Altitude, i’d rather fight a 30 pound mtn. Lion than cross that crevasse! Good lord

12-Feb-19
Even worse, I paid to do it. :^)

From: Brun
12-Feb-19

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Here's how Superman crosses a river

From: joehunter
12-Feb-19

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Colorado National Forest DIY 2011

From: Treeline
12-Feb-19
Pretty pic Joe!

Shear but pucker in Altitude’s shot. Does not look like fun!

Know a couple places where a raft is key to getting in. Got pictures somewhere of a nice bull in my raft coming out...

From: Brun
13-Feb-19
That sounds really fun Treeline. I've always wanted to do a float hunt, but never figured out a place to make it work.

13-Feb-19
That was in the Western Cwm pronounces “Coom” Above camp 1. It’s a walk in the park compared to the Khumbu icefall. The most dangerous stretch of any of the 3 peaks in the area. You go through as fast as you can move to minimize the odds of a house block of ice tipping over on you.

From: 320 bull
13-Feb-19
Sorry to hijack but did you summit Everest altitude?

From: Scoot
13-Feb-19
I had no idea altitude was such a maniac! That's completely and totally crazy in my mind and although I like to push myself, I'd never... ever... try do something like that! Super cool stuff, Altitude, just not for me! I can't imagine the stories you must have!

13-Feb-19
No I did not summit. I summited 2 other peaks over 20k while there but my permit was only for camp 4. Which is 26k feet and change. The permits are more money the higher you go. I could only justify the camp 4 permit. I was very healthy and strong and feel I was well acclimated, so I had a good shot but did not have the permit to go past camp 4 which they take very serious.

From: 320 bull
13-Feb-19
Impressive to say the least. Must have been an amazing adventure and I can only imagine the commitment to make something like that happen. I stayed at a Holiday In once.....

From: TrapperKayak
13-Feb-19
altitude, hows the elk population doing up there... ;)

From: Drnaln
13-Feb-19

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Wyoming moose crossing the Snake River

From: Mark Watkins
13-Feb-19
I wish Wiggys Waders would be made just a little more durable (an keep the weight to a minimum)!

Mark

From: cnelk
13-Feb-19
I made these a few years ago - they wouldnt do much good for crevasses

13-Feb-19
That Wyoming moose picture is like a quality picturesque painting. Beautiful!

From: Jethro
13-Feb-19

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The angle of the boards and morning frost made this one interesting enough.

From: Buglmin
13-Feb-19

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From: Bou'bound
13-Feb-19

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Ak. Grizzly hunt.

From: 1HankS
14-Feb-19
Great thread with a lot of cool pics! Love the Wyoming moose hunt river crossing!!!

14-Feb-19
Yeah that Wy moose pic is a classic.

From: TrapperKayak
14-Feb-19

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Sure wish there were elk here. Kudos to drnaln, my idea of a perfect way to spend a hunt.

From: Treeline
14-Feb-19

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Small stream crossing
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Small stream crossing
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A little wide to jump, a little deep to wade with your hiking boots:)
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A little wide to jump, a little deep to wade with your hiking boots:)
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A little bigger stream to cross - definitely would get your skivvies wet on this one without the horses! This one is my screen background:)
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A little bigger stream to cross - definitely would get your skivvies wet on this one without the horses! This one is my screen background:)
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What dreams are made of!
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What dreams are made of!
Although not stream crossing for elk hunting, this was a grand adventure...

From: PoudreCanyon
14-Feb-19

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From: Rgiesey
15-Feb-19

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My son Lucas after a quick hunt behind the house.
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My son Lucas after a quick hunt behind the house.

From: Whocares
15-Feb-19
The river looks easy compared to the "hill" in front of him! A really neat picture.

From: Treeline
15-Feb-19
Great picture Randy!

From: jordanathome
15-Feb-19
I just give up and turn back............ ;)

From: arlone
17-Feb-19
Years ago my father, older brother and I were grouse hunting/scouting for deer season(I know, it's not elk) and the creek was high do to downstream beaver dams. So off with our upland boots and pants and away we go. As we're crossing and carrying gun, boots and pants, my Dad dropped his pant legs and was dragging them in the water about half the way. Wish I had a picture and I know, you had to have been there, but it still causes me to chuckle many years later.

From: TD
19-Feb-19
"Depends on how deep it is....."

What AOC answered when asked what she thought about Rowe vs Wade....... Sorry, couldn't help myself...... heheheheheh......

From: Ron Niziolek
19-Feb-19
Great photos!

From: SBH
19-Feb-19
I thought all bowsiters walked on water

From: KC9
19-Feb-19

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My son and his buddy 18 years ago at age 12. His first deer, we had him and his buddy do the drag across the river.

From: Lark Bunting
20-Feb-19
Awesome picture KC9!

From: Vonfoust
20-Feb-19

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