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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Colorado Flattops last year....step off from the truck at the trail head and it was I think around 20 degrees and windy.
9am it was sunny and about 25.
10am it was a whiteout blizzard around 28-30.
2pm it was sunny and 50.
Next morning it was about 15 in the morning. Mid-50's when I was packing out quarters at noon.
It's also important to note that temps are NOT as keenly perceived in the super low humidity in the Rockies. I walked from my cabin to the bath house to hit the head in the middle of the night one night. It was in the teens that night. I was wearing a sweatshirt, some athletic shorts, and flip flops. I took a few moments to enjoy the night sky free of light pollution (the camp shut down their generator at 9pm, so there was NO light in the area, which was AWESOME). I started feeling the cold after a minute or so, but imagine being outside in those temps in a sweatshirt and shorts in PA.
You're going to be pretty active hunting elk, so you'll need to gear up and dress differently than you do here.
Last edited by tdd; 07-18-2018 at 08:38 AM.