On Playing Mountain Man, and Some Other Things

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Base camp (look closely), deep in the Gunnison National Forest.
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Home, for a week.
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A ride through the aspens.
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Bowtech Archery President Mark Pezzoni–a brave, brave man–back in the saddle.
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Guide Steve Bashaw and a dirty, smelly wallow. Bashaw is the one on the left.
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Bushnell Product Manager Darin Stephens: “Where the $#@% am I?”
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Cabela’s Brand Manager Tim Joseph and dead grouse. Tim is the one on the right. Nice shot, Tim!
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Tight quarters in spike camp. F&S/OL Sales Rep. Stephen Mitchell was the only one who got his own tent, which covered almost all of his upper torso. In a similar tent, most of my upper torso was covered, too–by Mark Pezzoni.
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F&S/OL Sales Director Greg Gatto, man of steel, atop (for the moment) Nitro, the horse no one else would ride.
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Lucky. Damn lucky.
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Okay, Rodney Lane Ross, master guide/mountain goat (at right) did call it in for me. But I dressed and quartered the thing. Well, I helped– while pictures were being taken.
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Rodney and Cherokee packed the meat out. I offered to carry Rodney’s game saw.
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Me, trying to suck in the gut, and showing off some cutthroats.
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B.S.ing on the last morning. If you want to play mountain man, have a good crack at arrowing an elk, and enjoy some fabulous cutthroat fishing, contact Commander & Company, Ltd. at coloradowildernesshunts.com. They do a fantastic job.