For some reason elk have been at the pullout now for a couple of days. This is a notoriously lousy place to see elk, maybe a 1% chance. I believe this is due to the army worms and a narrowing of the available pasture. Any time there is a herd at the pullout, it will rotate into Lost Valley eventually. That is pretty standard so continue to check Lost Valley when you visit.
On the south end of the valley there were 2 herds this morning. 1 on each side of 21 before you head up the hill. That brings a total of 5 herds in the valley now. They were still visible at 9 AM, but that is about the limit for morning viewing.
Fall color is very good now and still improving.
Elk Herd Locations 10/16/12