I posted earlier that I was hoping to do a black bear hunt this spring. I prefer spot and stalk hunting to baiting so I was hoping to catch them on south facing slopes. Based on the very helpful input I got, I figured I’d go in mid May somewhere along the lines of May 14th-20th.
Originally thought I’d hunt lost lake area, but I hear the snow sticks around till June or July out there. My second choice was to hike in a few miles on the resurrection creek trail on the Cooper landing side then head off the trail and above the treeline. Does anybody have any experience with the snow conditions around there in mid May? Some of the east/west valleys out there seem kind of narrow and I’m thinking they may hold snow, but I had my sights set on a few of the wider valleys which I hope will be clear. I’m hoping to backpack in camp above the treeline and walk the ridges during the day.
Should I bring snowshoes along? It looks like I would have to do about a mile of bushwhacking on level ground till I get to the base of the mountain and I’m a bit worried that there will still be quite a bit of snow in the shaded pine areas.