This ended up being a solo trip, due to a last minute cancelation due to a sick boy. I almost didn't go but it was my last chance to hit the high country for archery season. Up at 2 and on the road at 2:45 I finally hit the trail at 4:30, I dressed lightly for the hike and I brought some warmer cloths to put on once I hit the top.I knew it was going to be cool but it was cold! Like low 20s cold with a good wind. Once I hit the top I walked around in circles keeping warm waiting for the sun to come up. After 30 minutes of glassing I picked up 2 bucks across the canyon, one looked like he was just a big fork but they were a ways off. The bigger one bedded at 7 and I decided that was my chance to get closer for a better look.