Okay, I decided to get ahead of the game and actually start planning for my 2012 elk season. I rediscovered my bow and have already started practicing. I'm lucky to be about a mile from Kenmore Gun range which has an excelent walk through course.
I've decided on a general location based on the fact that I drive through the area at least once a month; therefore, I should be able to plan to scout some specific spots and get myself into shape before the season begins next September.
I'm looking at GMU 336 & 346 since they are just off I-90 and like a I said, I pass though here often. I have a Forest serveice Map and Washington Atlas and Gazetter. Where can I find Topos and does anyone have any specific recommendations for zeroing in on a spot. I'm not afraid to hike or Mtn bike into an area and would prefer to find a spot with few roads.