2020 Camping Tour Dates

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Have you ever wanted to photograph wild horses in their nature setting?  The Pryor Mountains in Montana offers you an amazing opportunity to do that with an equally amazing backdrop.  You will have full days loaded with the opportunity to capture the horses in action, starting with the first light and ending with the blue hour and sunset.  And if you choose, you can stay up late and capture some of the dark starry skies in photos and then fall asleep with the horses near by. 

Whether you bring a professional camera, or just a cell phone to take photos, Sandy goes out of her way to make sure you leave the mountain with cherished memories of your once in a life-time camping trip. 

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Sandy has been camping in the Pryors since 2009, spending weeks at a time with the horses, and has been providing camping tours since 2013. Abbie Branchflower will be joining Sandy  for part of this season, as her assistant. Abbie also has a vast knowledge of the horses and loves to share it! 

Sandy is unsure how many more years she will be doing these tours, choosing not to do tours in 2019.  Don’t miss the opportunity to join her.

The many stories that Sandy and Abbie share about the horses and the range, make this trip more than just a chance to view them, it makes this a trip more about knowing the horses, giving you a brief glance into the life of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses.

Experience living with the horses 24 hours a day and in doing so, this will give you a better understanding of what it is like to live wild on the range.  All tours may include light to moderate hiking.

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Below are the tour dates for the summer of 2020. Cost of the trip is $2125 per person. A deposit of 50% ($1062.50) is due at time of booking. Contact me for payment options, or check out by hitting the PAY NOW button below. (a secure payment that accepts most credit/debit cards through out the world.)Below are the tour dates for the summer of 2020. Cost of the trip is $2125. A deposit of 50% ($1062.50) is due at time of booking. (balance is due April 1, 2020). Contact me for payment options, or pay now by hitting the PAY NOW button below.  Accepts most credit/debit cards all over the world.

1. June 28-July 1  3 Spaces
2. July 3-6 Full Moon!  Full
3. July 9-12  3  Spaces
4. July 14-17  2 Spaces
5. July 19-22  Full

All payments are considered non-refundable. Refunds may be made if cancellations can be filled.  THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS, so please consider purchasing travel insurance on your own!!  Here is a link to travel insurance purchase.  This insurance is not through Wild In The Pryors.  Please explore this link for cost comparisons of several companies.   TRIP INSURANCE 

2020 Camping Tours

2020 4 Day All Inclusive Camping Tours Deposit

$1,062.50
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Contact Sandy with any questions:  406-360-8959
All tours will start and end in Billings, MT.

 Your camping trip will be 4 days/3 nights on the mountain top.  This trip includes: comfortable transportation up and down the mountain, all food,( the food is top quality, no freeze dried camping stuff!)  snacks, tents, sleeping pad and expert personal guiding. (last night dinner is on your own once we return to Billings).

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There are many great hotels in Billings, MT.  You will be responsible for making your own arrangements before and after the trip.  AirBnb is also a great source to find some lodging.  I can pick you up at your hotel the morning of our first day, or you can meet me at my house in Billings. Feel free to contact me for hotel recommendations. Camping trips will be limited to 5 guests.  Sandy will have an assistant with her who will assist her and help you with any camping needs.  Sandy will personally be doing all of the guiding. For reservations:  Contact Sandy
Phone: 406-360-8959 
email:  wildinthepryors@aol.com

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Wild in the Pryors is permitted by the Bureau of Land Management to conduct small group tours within the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range from January to December. Wild in the Pryors is one of a handful of businesses that have the federal permits necessary to guide clients onto this federal property.

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Camping Trips, Day Trips and Permits

Burnt Timber road, February, 2013
Burnt Timber road, February, 2013

As the camping and day tour season approaches, I thought I would just touch base on a few things that perhaps many people are not aware of.

If you have someone other than yourself take you up on the mountain (camping or day trip) and they are charging you a fee to do it, they need to have a special permit from the BLM and/or NPS.  Wild in the Pryors (Sandy) has both of these.  It took me several hours to fill out the application.  It is very detailed and requires you to also have the proper amount of insurance in place as well.

Please ask those people if they have the proper permits in place before sending them a deposit or booking a trip.  If you are in doubt if they do and want to check yourself, you can call the Billings BLM office and they can connect you with someone who can check for you.  Their phone number is: 406-896-5013.  It is against the law, NOT to have a permit and to charge for services.

It is frustrating for myself and other permit holders to learn of other people who are advertising and conducting tours without these proper permits in place.   Not only is it frustrating for all of us, but it also causes more people on the mountain, more people around the horses, who many times don’t respect them like they should.

I run a very small tour (no more than 4 guests) on my camping tours.  I plan on leaving it that way so that my presence will affect the horses (and the land) as little as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or the BLM.

Sandy

Grijala and Kohl, July 2011.
Grijala and Kohl, July 2011.

Logo designed by Amber Bushnell
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell