Gearing up for my First every "Western Big Game" hunt. It's an early season Archery Colorado "opportunity hunt" for Elk in the High Country around Crested Butte Unit 55. Also, there is a slim chance that I could draw for a Limited Draw Mule Deer Non-Resident Archery Tag.

It's not a DIY hunt but I am hunting with a friend of mine who works for a local Outfitter. Staying in a lodge of some kind and hiking out daily.

I would appreciate ANY advise on gear and accessories. Like: backpack, water containers, clothing, and misc items.

Note: on clothing; I've been researching Sitka, kuiu, and some other brand in similar price range. MAIN issue or gripe is I cant order complete "layering" system of either because some random item is sold out!! - frustrating. Surely someone can suggest some type of mix match system of layering?