Thanks for the reply. I was thinking about starting from the north end trail heads to start. That’s mostly because I’ll be coming from Bend, Oregon. I’m pretty ignorant about the area right now. I’ve invested in pretty good backpacking gear and stay in decent shape. I’ve hunted the eagle caps in Oregon and last year hunted the Frank Church for deer. I’ve never killed a truly big mule deer so I’m not going be picky! I put in for the hunt to hopefully see some huge bulls and experience some elk rut activity as well. Thanks again.