Early stages of planning an elk hunt for next year with my son. Have some family in Idaho so looking at hunting there so we can spend time there with them too. We have never been hunting in the mountains and I know I gotta trim fat and get in shape . Been reading here for weeks and love the site. Its full of great info. One question I haven't seen though that I want to ask. I know every situation is different but in general if you can pack an elk half mile to a road going up the mountain or 1.5 mes down the mountain to a road which way do you go.?