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Snow at the Colockum
« on: March 19, 2018, 08:43:40 AM »
Wanting to head over to the Colockum next week.
Anyone been over there recently?  Curious about the snow level.

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 10:06:42 AM »
Looked like just a few skiffs from the Palisades side. Perfect for tracking and nuthin' a good pair of pack boots couldn't handle!  :tup:

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 03:47:19 PM »
Tagging! im curious as well
You sure you know how to skin griz pilgram

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 03:56:11 PM »
Good chance you will not get through. I went up last weekend to knock the cobb webbs out of the ATV and check on a friends cabin. Found a lot of snow still. Beacon RD from the Brushy turnoff north was snow covered. Still snowmobiles up there. This would make me believe that Colockum Pass is probably not passable on tires....yet. Cabin made it through winter well though!!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 04:06:23 PM »
Good chance you will not get through. I went up last weekend to knock the cobb webbs out of the ATV and check on a friends cabin. Found a lot of snow still. Beacon RD from the Brushy turnoff north was snow covered. Still snowmobiles up there. This would make me believe that Colockum Pass is probably not passable on tires....yet. Cabin made it through winter well though!!
Did you go up to the top of colockum pass on your atv?
You sure you know how to skin griz pilgram

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 04:11:55 PM »
No, could not make it across to there from Beacon Ridge. Folks were still running snowmobiles around up there...

Did not put on very many miles, but was great to get out!!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 08:23:13 PM »
Looking at those hills can look deceiving. What you cannot see is all the areas that the snow drifts into. The get deep.
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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 08:31:03 PM »
I was up there last weekend. Went up Cooke Canyon.

Still a buttload of snow up top, had to park the 4Runner and walk to the ridge line. Looked like a couple guys had gone farther but I didn't want to risk it.

TONS of deer in the Naneum canyon, no bucks of course. Anyone know if there are ever bucks there lol?!

No elk or elk sign up high yet, they're still chillin down by the river and on the ranches.

By this coming weekend I'd anticipate that the snowline will be much higher. Be careful with the mud up there, you'll get stuck pretty quick if you're not watching things.

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 08:36:56 PM »
Lots of snow still. Snow in the forecast for the next 48 hours. Roads are horrible.


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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 10:45:28 PM »
Thanks guys.  I'll wait a while before heading over.

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 06:19:40 AM »
I was up there last weekend. Went up Cooke Canyon.

Still a buttload of snow up top, had to park the 4Runner and walk to the ridge line. Looked like a couple guys had gone farther but I didn't want to risk it.

TONS of deer in the Naneum canyon, no bucks of course. Anyone know if there are ever bucks there lol?!

No elk or elk sign up high yet, they're still chillin down by the river and on the ranches.

By this coming weekend I'd anticipate that the snowline will be much higher. Be careful with the mud up there, you'll get stuck pretty quick if you're not watching things.

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 11:38:01 PM »
I was up there last weekend. Went up Cooke Canyon.

Still a buttload of snow up top, had to park the 4Runner and walk to the ridge line. Looked like a couple guys had gone farther but I didn't want to risk it.

TONS of deer in the Naneum canyon, no bucks of course. Anyone know if there are ever bucks there lol?!

No elk or elk sign up high yet, they're still chillin down by the river and on the ranches.

By this coming weekend I'd anticipate that the snowline will be much higher. Be careful with the mud up there, you'll get stuck pretty quick if you're not watching things.

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There were bucks they had just already dropped the headgear
I had over 40 deer in my spotter that day and not a single one was a buck. No bases or anything, does does and more does.

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 05:09:59 AM »
Hard to tell when antlers had already been shed

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 10:58:55 AM »
Hard to tell when antlers had already been shed

Unless your spotter zoomed in well enough to check to see if they had a twig and berries it would be darn near impossible to tell.  :chuckle:
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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2018, 11:31:36 AM »
Hard to tell when antlers had already been shed

Unless your spotter zoomed in well enough to check to see if they had a twig and berries it would be darn near impossible to tell.  :chuckle:
Are you guys serious? You can literally see where the pedicle was attached on a buck. With a spotter it's pretty easy at 500 yds. Every deer I looked over was a doe or fawn.  I'd put money on it.

Anyway, not as many bucks in that unit as I'd expect.

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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2018, 11:46:46 AM »
Hard to tell when antlers had already been shed

Unless your spotter zoomed in well enough to check to see if they had a twig and berries it would be darn near impossible to tell.  :chuckle:
Are you guys serious? You can literally see where the pedicle was attached on a buck. With a spotter it's pretty easy at 500 yds. Every deer I looked over was a doe or fawn.  I'd put money on it.

Anyway, not as many bucks in that unit as I'd expect.

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Pretty easy to tell with a mature buck, the pedicle is much easier to see and their bodies are so much different. On smaller immature bucks it can be really difficult to spot. their hair can almost cover up the pedicle. I passed a large group of deer last weekend, glassed them quickly with my 15's and surmised they were all does and fawns. On my way back through the area they were closer to the road and I thought there was no way that a buck or two wasn't in the bunch. Glassed them again and sure enough, two shed bucks. Not saying you missed anything, but the bucks that would be with does right now would probably be tough to spot, especially at 500 yards.
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Re: Snow at the Colockum
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2018, 01:09:27 PM »
Hard to tell when antlers had already been shed

Unless your spotter zoomed in well enough to check to see if they had a twig and berries it would be darn near impossible to tell.  :chuckle:
Are you guys serious? You can literally see where the pedicle was attached on a buck. With a spotter it's pretty easy at 500 yds. Every deer I looked over was a doe or fawn.  I'd put money on it.

Anyway, not as many bucks in that unit as I'd expect.

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Pretty easy to tell with a mature buck, the pedicle is much easier to see and their bodies are so much different. On smaller immature bucks it can be really difficult to spot. their hair can almost cover up the pedicle. I passed a large group of deer last weekend, glassed them quickly with my 15's and surmised they were all does and fawns. On my way back through the area they were closer to the road and I thought there was no way that a buck or two wasn't in the bunch. Glassed them again and sure enough, two shed bucks. Not saying you missed anything, but the bucks that would be with does right now would probably be tough to spot, especially at 500 yards.
Good point Duckhunter. Coulda been some lil squirts in the bunch.

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