Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
The Sierra-Nevada region has a variety of seasons. You should dress according to the temperatures. The spring (March, April and May) can have temperatures ranging from 60 degrees up to 80 degrees during the day. The summer months are much hotter ranging from 70 degrees up to 100+. Throughout June, July and August the heat can be physically draining, and light clothing is recommended. September, October and November can also be hot or cool, however, the start of fall brings more moderate weather. The winter months of December, January and February are frequently cold with temperatures ranging from a high in the 40’s and lows in the 20’s. Closed toes shoes are a must! We get out of the vehicle in areas that are dirt and rock, not to mention the little critters that could bite or sting. Remember too, the higher elevations and dryer climate require you to keep hydrated!
Will we be able to touch the horses?
The only location where you will be able to actually touch the wild horses is at Palomino Valley. The mustangs are part of the BLM training programs, and some of the horses are gentle enough to have contact with humans. Keep in mind that horses are large animals. Always use your senses and be watchful of the horse’s reactions. You don’t want to inadvertently get in the middle of two horses that get mad at each other! Horses are known to bite and kick each other as part of their social behavior.
Is there a lot of walking?
Most of the tours have designated areas where you will get out and stretch your legs. The ground is usually not paved and can be uneven. Closed toed shoes are recommended and wear something you wouldn’t worry about getting a little dirty.
Are the roads rugged?
Most of the roads traveled during the tour are paved or semi-paved. However, at certain times the vehicle will venture off road. There shouldn’t be too much bouncing around!
If I can’t make the tour day, can I get a refund?
If you must cancel, you need to do so 48 hours before the time of your designated tour. No refunds will be issued for cancellations shorter than 48 hours.
Is there horseback riding available?
There is no horseback riding involved on the tour. You will travel in an SUV equipped with four-wheel drive.
For more information contact: Tina Brodrick, Tour Operator, (775) 200-5205. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.