|The trip to view the elk lasts approximately 45-50
|During that time, you will be on a horse drawn sleigh
with hay bales for seats so dress appropriately and
|Plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your
scheduled trip. That will allow enough time for you to...
--- get checked in
--- get prepared, warm clothes, cameras, etc.
--- board the sleigh.
--- and that all too important ‘last chance’
opportunity to use the restroom before the hour long
trip...once you’re on the sleigh, you’re on the sleigh!
|Bring cameras...there are plenty of photographic
|Feel free to bring personal snack items. In fact we
recommend bringing snacks for those with children
those bringing children.
|No Alcohol or Smoking please.
The cliche about 'wait five minutes for the weather to
change' definitely holds true. Besides being a Winter
Activity on its face, other factors can catch a person off
guard. The temperature can drop, it can be windy, or the
wind can pick up, it can begin to snow, or in combination.
Being seated for 45-50 minutes prevents movement as an
option to help stay warm. As with anything, being prepared
and comfortable is probably the biggest single factor in
enjoying an experience. We recommend full winter gear
from winter hat, scarves and boots, to gloves, jackets,
under-layers, and snow bibs...even hand and toe
warmers! Blankets are also a GREAT idea. These are all
things we wear plus many more layers as the cold can
definitely penetrate after a couple of hours seated.
Also, when you arrive to the parking lot, please keep
noise and activity to a minimum. There are porta-potties
available, otherwise its best to stay in or near your
vehicle until checking in for your scheduled ride. The elk
are WILD, and though they are a good distance away,
their sight and hearing are keen at great distance. So
again, keep activity and noise, especially those with
young kids, to a minimum.
When you arrive at the parking lot, there may or may
not be an attendant there. If there is not, there will be
one there shortly, so hold tight.