Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull

For this safari we travel to two great locations - Mt. Evans for Rocky Mountain Goats, Bighorn Sheep, and Pika - and to Rocky Mountain National Park for bighorn sheep, elk, and black bears.  Mt. Evans has the highest paved road leading to its summit in North America, 14,271 feet.  The goats feast on alpine plants and walk unhindered all around us.  There are opportunities to shoot the Nanny goats with their kids, as well as single Billy goats.  The views are spectacular all around, even distant Denver can be seen from the top. 

At this height the wind can be very strong and it can get extremely cold so layers and a warm outer coat are a must.  This safari is timed in late August so most of the goats have shed their winter coats, and Mt. Evans can close as early as the beginning of September do to any incoming weather.

If you don't travel with me we meet in Colorado at the chosen hotel, previously we stayed in Idaho Springs on I-70, and photographed the goats on Mt. Evans first  followed by photography in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We stay in Grand Lake for that with access just two miles away to the south entrance to RMNP. 

The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, or credit card, and the balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the safari date unless you are booking within 3 months, then full payment is due.  Check the main safari page for other information.  Spouses can ride along at no charge, but you must have your own vehicle.  Link 

This safari is 5 days long.

I've spent my 38-year wildlife photography career shooting in the American West.  The first 23 years shooting out of Utah, the past 15 years out of California.  With 1500 published photo credits, dozens of magazine covers and article, and a lifetime wandering the roads of the west, the photo safaris that I lead are all to the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife activity periods.  What a rush it has been.
Difficulty Level Dates

Moderate  -  Some walking, some hiking. Monday, August 21-25    $1750
Physical exertion at this elevation can lead to some dizziness and/or headaches, so come prepared with ibuprofen.  Staying hydrated is important as well. We do some very limited walking on Mt. Evans.  Usually a night at the hotel in Idaho Springs (8500 ft elevation) gets you accustomed to the higher elevations.  Rocky Mtn National Park isn't near as high and difficult when walking around. After two days shooting Mt. Evans we travel a short distance to Rocky Mountain National Park and spend the rest of the safari days shooting there.  The forests are full of bull elk and moose preparing for the rut, while the high mountain ridges have bighorn sheep.  In 2019 we really had great battling bull elk encounters with rutting bull elk.  Both these locations give us opportunities for grand landscape vistas and alpine lakes.
Bonus Safari Discount Participants - maximum of 5 photographers. Information Links
Participating in four 1-day safaris  (or 4 cumulative safari days) earns you 1 free safari day that can be applied to any future safari. Image Galleries:   RMGoats Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  
 

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