Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IW360 - Day 78 Sunday Sept 20th

Info: Holy way behind again, no excuses, I just haven't kept up. Good news is I have notes and will get caught up (again)

Well this morning's hunt was even colder! YAY! Good news is I wore 7 layers of clothing and managed not to completely freeze. The bad news is that we saw a total of 0 Elk this morning. Since bow hunting has about a 13% success rate for Elk we knew it was a possibility. Oh well that's how it goes sometimes!

Elk! No wait, never mind! Just having a little fun on our last day.

Food Log:

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Beef jerky

Dinner: Grilled chicken salad with creamy dill dressing (olive oil mayo blended with dill and dehydrated onion - Recipe soon!)

Exercise:  ~2 miles of total hiking around the mountain

IW360 - Day 77 Saturday Sept 19th

Info: After sitting in our blinds this morning and FREEZING (It was 25 when we got up at 4:30am) until the sun finally came up (we did hear a Moose really close to us though which was awesome!) we decided that during our night hunt we were going to do some stalking (aka walk through the woods instead of sitting around). We hiked all around the meadow and there are signs of Elk everywhere, but no Elk to be seen. My hunting buddy stepped in quick mud and sunk to his knee....after laughing at him hysterically, I helped get him pulled out, snapped an obligatory picture and we continued on. After no luck in our meadow we decided to pack up and head back to camp.....On the way back I spotted 2 Elk running down a hillside and we stopped the truck, I grabbed my bow and jumped out. My buddy started the truck back up and my plan worked perfectly, the engine noise scared the Elk back around towards me where I was hidden in a grove of short pine trees. They were about 30 yards away and I drew back. had the lead Elk in my sights but as I tracked them I kept getting tree tops in the way. Just as they were getting to an opening in my cover they all of the sudden changed course and trotted back in the thick trees. Disappointed I didn't get a shot off, but totally amped up, we headed back to camp to prepare for tomorrows hunt.

Food Log:

Breakfast: None

Lunch: None

Dinner: Brats, beef jerky and almonds.

Exercise: Hiked around our meadow and best we could figure was ~6 miles of total hiking with a ton of elevation change.


Friday, September 25, 2015

IW360 - Day 76 Friday Sept 18th

Info: Ok back to civilization and got everything settled down, lets get this project updated! Made it up to the hunting camp and actually headed out tonight to get some scout (I know this should have been done before hand, but when you are ballin on a time gotta do what you can) and hunting time in. Beautiful country and super peaceful being out in the forest, the elevation was rough but hey it is what it is! Dive about a 4hr afternoon/evening hunt. No luck but there are signs of Elk everywhere and even evidence of a Moose!

The gold through the forest...nice pic of the meadow we hunted

Food Log:

Breakfast: Omelet with onion and salsa

Lunch: Almonds, Beef Jerky - was on the road

Dinner: Burger patty with green chili and a side salad


  Nice3-4 miles of hiking through dense forest at elevation....I think I have the exercise bit covered for the next few days - especially since we plan on a stalking hunt Sat night.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

IW360 - Day 75 Thursday Sept 17th

Got out at lunch today to shoot the bow and do some final tuning, picked up my arrows that had new vanes put on them, assembled my broad heads and built my hunting arrows (stabbed myself in the process), packed up the gear and am ready to go! I cannot wait until tomorrow morning!

Administrative note - I will not be updating this until Sunday night at the earliest, computers don't travel nor connect to the internet well at 8700 ft above sea level, and I doubt Elk like computers anyways! I will get all caught back up again on Sunday night or Monday. Thanks for reading!

Cool view down the inside of my arrow...looks nuclear!

Food Log:

Breakfast: Eggs and bacon

Lunch: Greek salad with lamb and kalamata olives

Dinner: Chicken salad with romaine, hot sauce and oil for dressing


50 pushups, 50 air squats - not much, but I'm pinched for time!

IW360 - Day 74 Wednesday Sept 16th

Today seemed like a blur which is good but I literally felt like I had time for nothing. Missed my workout tonight which pissed me off, but not much I can do when its go go from 6am - 11pm. I was so beat I doubt my workout would have been worth much anyway.


Food Log:

Breakfast: Eggs doused in hot sauce

Lunch: Ground beef taco salad with mixed greens lettuce. Hot sauce for dressing

Dinner: More chicken with carrot sticks ( I bulk cooked a lot of chicken lol)


None - failed on this part of the challenge, but I am going to continue working out daily, just because I missed an extra day doesn't mean I should give up!

IW360 - Day 73 Tuesday Sept 15th

Back to the grind for a few days while waiting for the weekend. Luckily today was slammed at work so it kept me occupied! I literally am having dreams about Elk now (sorry I know you have all heard a lot about Elk, I can't help it!)

Oh yeah I almost forgot, got the results of the Colorado USPSA Championships, I ended up coming in 3rd in my division and I got a plaque and a cash payout! Not too bad for being Ill prepared!

Back to it!

Food Log:

Breakfast: Eggs and sausage

Lunch: Meatsa with black olives, onion and sugar free marinara

Dinner: Meatsa with black olives, onion and sugar free marinara


Grabbed the 85lb barbell and did some overhead presses x 25 reps, trap raises x 25 reps and cleans x 25 reps

IW360 - Day 72 Monday Sept 14th

Time to pack up and go home, that's OK if I heard anymore Elk bugles I think I may have burst. I am 100% struck with Elk fever. I CANNOT wait until this weekend and being able to get out in the mountains and hunt! I am going full caveman on Friday! Lots of getting ready to do before I go, but hopefully its all going to be worth it! This is my first big game hunt in Colorado!

Yep, I've got it

Food Log:

Breakfast: Eggs and bacon

Lunch: No lunch, was on the road driving back to Denver

Dinner: Chicken salad with oil and vinegar for dressing

Did 50 push ups and 50 air squats right before I hit the shower...almost forgot!