Looking for some advice (and not a little encouragement through your stories) on getting in shape for a September elk hunt in the Southern Colorado area.
I'll be hunting during bow season on a two hunter/one guide format in around 3-4,000 feet of elevation. No horses, will be walking and some treestand action, per the outfitter.
I live near Memphis, TN, so lower elevations with humidity is our norm. I'm 6'5" and 270 right now, have been as low as 245 but that was years ago. Really wanting to get back to that point again, but I have this problem called eating that gets in the way every time. Pesky. Also have some chronic knee pain that will flare up time to time, and when it does I can't do much. Seems that running, even for short distances, aggravates it, so I'll have to walk for my cardio.
If you've done this before, and trained on getting in shape for it, I'd love to hear your advice.