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.
Coming in April 2017 you may choose from two different weekends. Either April 7-9 or April 28 -30.
I'll add a link for a look at this magnificent ranch and all the amenities associated with your stay. If you will notice, many of the images on the web site are from the many trips I’ve taken there, and I’ll be posting them during the promotional period for this excursion.
Things to bring:
-Rain gear for some possible afternoon showers
-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, 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 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 the landscape. There is a shooting range, guided tours, swimming and sauna area, fishing, and if you book a week in advance you can enjoy a relaxing massage.
14 slots available for participants on each of the two excursions so get your reservations made as soon as possible. To register, hold your spot, and pay your deposit:
Itinerary for workshop: $500.00 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
Choose your dates and pay your: $250.00 50% non-refundable deposit, or pay in full - $500.00.
To reserve room and meals - 432-229-3737 (Cibolo Creek Ranch HQ’s)