I spent 3 days/nights in on the mountain top this trip. I wish it could have been longer. The fall colors (sky, earth) were so beautiful. It seems each season/month on the mountain has its own beauty and I love them all.
The clouds were taking on their fall formations and gave me many opportunities to capture them, adding an even more dramatic backdrop to an already incredible canvas. I promise I will make several posts sharing my photos and stories.
I won’t make you wait to hear this: I never found Baja and his band. So I do not know if Washakie has had her foal.
However on this trip I did find some very incredible people. Like most times I am up on the mountain, I talk and meet the other people who are camping on top. Yva and John stopped by my campsite to introduce themselves. We instantly liked each other and ended up spending many hours talking, watching the horses and sharing food.
Yva and John have been coming to see the Pryor Horses since 1995. So they had many stories to tell about the things they have witnessed over the years.
Not only are they Pryor Mountain Wild Horses lovers, they also have traveled the world photographing other wildlife. What an incredible privilege it was to be with them. Hearing their experiences with the horses and other wild animals were not only amazing, but very educational.
I was not able to access their website while on the mountain, but once I got home I spent several hours on it. Click on MomatuikEastcott to go there. They have had their work published in National Geographic, Smithsonian and many other publications.
I do not believe I have ever seen photos as beautiful as theirs. Both Yva and John are equally as beautiful as their photos, inside and out and I look forward to crossing paths with them many more times. Thank you so much, you are both angels.