Black Hills Winter Photo Trip
Jan 11th - Jan 15th, 2017  (3 days/4 nights)

Ok so some of you will think I am crazy! LOL

For avid & hearty photographers please join me as I head to the Black Hills to photograph winter wonderlands, iconic symbols of the USA and wildlife.

• We will look for opportunities to photograph wildlife. In the past I have seen herds of bison, elk, some coyotes, big horn sheep, mountain goats, antelope, prairie dogs, raptors, badgers and more in and around Custer State Park and along Iron Mtn Road (Note: this entire trip is "weather permitting" and subject to change).

• We will also explore Sylvan Lake and Skyline Drive, Dinosaur Park and see the infamous Hanging Tree from the old west days. Our photo vehicles are Convertible-Top and Open-Close for our comfort. Approx 5-6 hours

• On another day we plan to visit the world's greatest mountain carving, Mount Rushmore with it's iconic presidential faces.
• Afterwards we will go check out the progress being made at carving the magnificent Crazy Horse Memorial. There are also visitor centers with lots of displays we will be able to see at both of these locations to learn about how they were built. Approx 5-6 hours for both monuments.

​• Another highlight of the trip will be to take a Snotrax adventure into the backcountry to explore. We will have SnoTrax Winter Safari Tour vehicles and we'll explore the National Forest, find wildlife, old gold mines and ghost towns with tracked heated cab UTV's (utility terrain vehicles) It is an amazing experience. Approx 6 hours (or less if we desire).

No photography experience required but preferably be familiar with your camera and don't forget your camera manual.

Non-photographers are also welcome if they want to just tour with us and understand that we will be stopping a lot and staying a bit longer so we can find and take good photos. No experience required.

• 4 nights in hotel (4 star or better)
• Hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
• All park entrance fees, bottled water and snacks on tours 
• All destination entrance fees mentioned above
• Transportation to/from hotel to above named attractions.
• Licensed knowledgeable guides
• Comfortable touring vehicles with tops that open to stand and take photographs (weather temp permitting) OR close for our comfort.
• Snacks & water on tours as described above
• SnoTrax Tour includes: transportation to/from our hotel fees, bottled water, snacks and lunch (sandwich/chips/cookie/hot beverage)
• Free time after tours to dine & explore the local attractions

Hampton Inn Deadwood at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort

• 0.3 miles to City center
• Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort & Casino onsite
• Indoor pool & Fitness center
• 2 restaurants Bar/lounge Coffee shop/café Coffee/tea in a common area
• Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
• Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms and common areas
• Free parking
• Smoke-free property 59 smoke-free guestrooms
• Check-in time starts at 3 PM Check-out time is 11 AM
• Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
• Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

T-Grille Buffet - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
T-Grille Restaurant - This diner specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Starbucks - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine.
Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub - This sports bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

• Heart of Deadwood
• Cadillac Jacks Casino (2-minute walk)
• Mineral Palace Casino (3-minute walk)
• Silverado (6-minute walk)
• Adams Museum (6-minute walk)
• 6.5 miles to Terry Peak Ski Area

NOT INCLUDED • Transportation or transfers to/from the hotel • Lunches (except on SnoTrax tour) • Meals or drinks (unless stated in above itinerary) • Any extra charges you make at the hotel or casino• Tips for our van and snotrax guides (please plan $10 ea minimum a day)

I am just a photographer and a trip organizer, not a professional travel agent or a tour guide so everyone will have to sign a waiver TERMS & CONDITIONS form to attend.

OPTIONAL if you are driving up: Weather & roads permitting on my way home I am stopping to tour the Wild Horse Sanctuary on Sunday. They are open year round if roads and snowdrifts allow for 2 hour tours of their rescued wild horses. You are welcome to follow and join me if you want...I will be calling ahead to see if they are running or not and make a reservation. They charge $50 ea.

And, let the fun begin....

Price: $920.00 ea plus tax

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  • Call (local) 970-663-7492 or toll free USA 800-423-7492

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