Hello to everyone! I am new to the forum. This Sept. a friend and I are driving to Idaho for a DIY backpacking elk hunt. We both have a rifle B-tag for the selway and were planning on hunting unit 19. We have studied and trained for this hunt. However there is still a lot things that we do not know. One thing we were wondering is if access was possible or practical if we came from Riggins toward the south side of the unit across the salmon river? If so, is there a lot of people parked, camping, or hunting here? Do they hike in from here a couple of miles? My friend and I have never been to Idaho and will not have a chance to do any scouting. So we were also wondering if this area had good hunting. We were also thinking of getting a deer tag for this unit. I am not looking for someones spot just wondering if this area is a good plan. any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.

I already posted this in the Idaho section, thought posting it here would help.