August In The Pryors. Part 5. Day Trips.

Gringos
Gringos

I am just going to post several photos I took while giving two day trips to the top of the mountain.   In the seven days that I spent on the mountain top, there were only 2 mountain-top horses that I did not see.  London and Knight.

I am not worried about them.  I am sure they are fine.  It is likely that I just missed seeing them.  With the horses so spread out and in the trees on different parts of the mountain, missing them would not be hard to do.   I will however, be happy to see them on my next trip.  I am sure I will.   I will keep you posted.

Garcia comes to check us out early in the morning on the way up Burnt Timber
Garcia comes to check us out early in the morning on the way up Burnt Timber
Garcias
Garcias
Garcias
Garcias
Greta
Greta
Garcia, Millicent and Norma Jean
Garcia, Millicent and Norma Jean
Garcia
Garcia
Norma Jean and Millicent
Norma Jean and Millicent
Nirvana
Nirvana
Nirvana
Nirvana
Kreuger Pond
Kreuger Pond

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A Gathering of Ravins above Krueger Pond
A Gathering of Ravins above Krueger Pond
Half Moon
Half Moon
Missoula
Missoula
Tetons
Tetons
Tetons
Tetons

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Teton
Teton
Blue Moons
Blue Moons
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Nirvana and Miocene
Nirvana and Miocene
Blue Moons
Blue Moons
Blue Moons
Blue Moons
Maelstrom
Maelstrom
Nye, Niabrara and Maelstrom
Nye, Niabrara and Maelstrom
Coronados (without Santa Fe)
Coronados (without Santa Fe)
Niabrara and Nye
Niabrara and Nye

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Clouds
Clouds
Firestorm
Firestorm
Brumby
Brumby
Nye, Niabrara and Nimbus
Nye, Niabrara and Nimbus
Dukes
Dukes
Nye and Nimbus
Nye and Nimbus
Nye and Nimbus
Nye and Nimbus
Nimbus
Nimbus
Galena and Nye
Galena and Nye
Brumby and Moorcroft
Brumby and Moorcroft
Brumby
Brumby
Nye
Nye
Firestorm and Niabrara
Firestorm and Niabrara

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Moorcroft
Moorcroft
Maelstrom and Niabrara
Maelstrom and Niabrara
Jasmine
Jasmine
Moorcroft and Nye
Moorcroft and Nye
Phoenix
Phoenix
Warbonnet
Warbonnet
Phoenix
Phoenix
Docs and Irial
Docs and Irial
Clouds
Clouds
Docs
Docs
Mescalero and Cloud
Mescalero and Cloud
Cloud
Cloud
Bajas
Bajas
Baja
Baja
Docs
Docs
Nimbus and Feldspar
Nimbus and Feldspar
Chino, Jupiter, Santa Fe and Hamlet
Chino, Jupiter, Santa Fe and Hamlet

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Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Santa Fe and Jupiter
Santa Fe and Jupiter
Chino
Chino
Jupiter
Jupiter
Cloud, Santa Fe and Jupiter
Cloud, Santa Fe and Jupiter
Cloud and Jupiter
Cloud and Jupiter
Cloud
Cloud
Jupiter and Chino
Jupiter and Chino
Chino, Santa Fe and Jupiter
Chino, Santa Fe and Jupiter
Docs
Docs
Galaxys
Galaxys
Galaxy
Galaxy
Bajas
Bajas
Galaxy and Ireland
Galaxy and Ireland
Galaxy
Galaxy
Ireland and Maia
Ireland and Maia

I head to the mountain again the end of this week.

Sandy

Logo designed by Amber Bushnell
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell

Heading to the Pryors

Niobrara, June 2013
Niobrara, June 2013

I am busy getting ready for my next Pryor Trip.  Amber and I leave on Sunday for 10 days.  Within those 10 days, we will be doing 2 camping trips and 2 day trips on the mountain.

I have tailored my camping trips after a person that gives guided tours into the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  The Outfitter is still in business (WTR Outfitters), but the company founder has retired and is no longer the owner.  Jack gave guided tours for over 50 years.  Bill and I very fortunate to be able to go on one of his trips, about 4 years ago.  Those memories will be with me for a life time.

Bob Marshall Wilderness (I am the back person).
Bob Marshall Wilderness (I am the back person).

Of course, I won’t be giving these tours on horse back, but what I did learn was how to provide an experience that will be remembered, along with respecting the land and animals within it.   I also learned, that just because you are camping, doesn’t mean that you can not have good food as well.  If Jack and his crew can pack up good food and take it into the wilderness on a mule, there should be no reason why I can’t pack up good food and get it there in my truck!   There will be no freeze-dried or packaged camp food on these tours.  The mountain air mixed in with the good food, only adds to the experience.

I recently got a cancellation for 2 days of day tours in late August.  If anyone is interested in a day trip, please contact me.  (406-244-0015).  My camping trips are full for this year, but  I am taking reservations for the summer of 2014.

I am really looking forward to showing several people the top of the mountain for the first time.  I am also looking forward to seeing what changes have occurred since I was there almost 3 weeks ago.  I will be sure to update you as much as I can while there.

Sandy

Logo designed by Amber Bushnell
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell