I did not read the whole thread so not sure if someone already said this...Here is one thing about scouting. The animals will change location ind different seasons / time of year. You might see whities and giant bull elk on your trail cams all summer. Then September you realize your cams have dried up and the animals are gone. Be ready for this to happen. Have a few back up plans nearby of places you can hunt if your spot dries up in the fall.
Ultimately, get out there Sept right thru the season and you will learn a ton