We joined a tour as a private group of 45 out of LA to Yellowstone for 9 days, stopping here on our first night. We were told this ranch is in Hualapai (??) territory but was unaware of the 'dry' rules on alcohol consumption. Getting too excited to bring our own bottles of Zinfandel for private consumption but were seized by the tribe people, then were told by our tour guide to 'grin and bear' it without recourse. He should have forewarned us about it.
Though we did not get to experience the 'full' package of activities due to our fairly late arrival after a long drive from LA and had to leave early like road warriors to our next stop, we did get unrivalled experience of singing with their guitarist under the stars around a campfire.
There's room for improvement -- we arrived in a group to occupy 20+ rooms, only to find out that there is no volunteer or pre-arranged help, at our expense if need be, to haul our big suitcases over unpaved ground to our rooms as far as 200 metres. That could well shorten the lives of the wheels of our suitcases drastically.
On the next morining, we had to make our request to arrange their trucks to make three trips to transport all of them, and paid them a tip.More
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