I hiked in the first afternoon, maybe a mile like 2 p.m. I cow call once, within 5 minutes a 5x5 and a 3x4 come busting out into the meadow, but kept to about 60 yards. I could believe it, pretty much the rest of the trip was like that, but just couldn't get the elk to 40 yards or under.
Funniest thing of the trip was negotiating the cabin price. Don't remember the name of the place, but it was a restaurant, bar, and cabins. We ask the gal that was running the bar what it would cost for a cabin with 3 beds for 15 days. She didn't really come up with a number, so my buddy just throws out $30 a night. She says, no way, that's not enough! Then wait for it, she said, how about $300 for the 15 nights. Not each, total. We paid $100 a guy for a furnished 3 bedroom, full kitchen, full bathroom cabin. It was awesome, and she obviously didn't know how to do math, LOL!