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Chinati Mountain Photo Expedition - NEW DATES for 2018

$600.00

BOOKING NOW - Join me for this photo expedition and enjoy a classroom that is of a different sort. During the weekend we will spend our time afield taking photos so put on some comfortable hiking boots and get ready to explore the Chinati mountains and surrounding areas at Cibolo Creek Ranch and Resort.

Cibolo Creek Ranch offers one a full understanding of what the quintessential Texas experience is. There are three main creeks on this ranch, Cibolo, Cienega, and Morita; and are fed by strong, stable springs of the same names. The availability of good, constant water led Milton Faver, the ranch’s founder, to build adobe forts at each of the three springs in the 1850’s.

Cibolo Creek Ranch covers more than 30,000 acres in the Chinati and Cienega Mountains of the Beg Bend in West Texas and is ecologically situated in the Chihuahuan Desert. With good water and good forage, wildlife abounds on the ranch. There are fabulous populations of mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, buffalo, aoudad, javelinas, quail and turkeys. Over 500 species of birds have been sighted in the area.

If the diverse flora and fauna are not enough, the undulating landscapes plus colorful sunrises and sunsets make for a photographic odyssey.

April 6-8, 2018
April 27-29, 2018
May 4-6, 2018
Sept. 7-9, 2018
Sept. 28-30, 2018
Oct. 5-7, 2018

ONLY 14 slots available for participants for each expedition, so get your reservations made as soon as possible. Because of the remote location of this expedition and the possibility of schedule changes due to light and weather, staying at Cibolo Creek Ranch Lodge is required. Participants will receive a more in-depth itinerary upon check in at Cibolo Creek. To reserve your room call 432-229-3737.

Things to bring:
-Headlamp/Flashlight
-Rain gear for some possible afternoon showers
-Cable release
-Sturdy tripod-A MUST HAVE
- Lenses: Wide angle such as 18-55 for the cameras with non full frame sensors and a minimum of 24mm for full frame cameras. Also a medium telephoto such as 70-200 or in that range, depending on what brand of camera you tote.
-The ranch has adult beverages for purchase, but if you like you can bring some of your own and keep them in your room. (Room fridges not provided unless requested)
-There isn't much hiking, but a good pair of hiking boots is a positive in the rocky terrain.
-If the country has been receiving some rain, there should be chances for some macro shooting, thus if you have trouble kneeling down on rough terrain, a light stool or knee pads would be helpful.

For those joining the group but not the photographers excursions, there are several activities to keep you occupied while your shutterbug is out capturing some awesome images. Available activities at the resort include a shooting range, guided tours, swimming and sauna area, fishing, and if you book a week in advance you can enjoy a relaxing massage.

Other Nearby activities:
Marfa Municipal Golf Course - www.marfacc.com - 432-729-4043
Scenic Flights - www.rioaviation.com - 432-557-9477
Museum of the Big Bend - www.sulross.edu/museum - 432-837-8143
McDonald Observatory - www.mcdonaldobservatory.org - 432-426-3640
Glider Rides - www.flygliders.com - 800-667-9464
Visit Marfa - www.visitmarfa.com - 432-729-4772

NOTE: Because of the small number of participants we take for each weekend, and the number of rooms we block off, switching your reservation from one weekend to another is not possible. So please mark your calendar and get ready for some fun.

Itinerary for workshop: $600.00 workshop fee
(doesn't include room or meals)

Day 1 - arrive Cibolo after lunch on Friday and check in.
Evening in the field - night painting

Day 2 - full day afield on Saturday

Day 3 - morning afield on Sunday
Depart after lunch

NOTE: Extended stays available

To pay your: $300.00 50% non-refundable deposit, or pay in full - $600.00... You may register online or call 940-454-2057.

To get fly-in instructions, reserve a room and meals - 432-229-3737 (Cibolo Creek Ranch HQ’s)
Remember all participants must stay at the resort. Please ask for our special room rates when you reserve your room.
www.cibolocreekranch.com