Two Day One Night Red Desert Campout at Buffalo Hump Dune & Pine Canyon Friday August 26 - Saturday August 27, 2022

$ 195.00

This campout is a small group tour and overnight camp in a limited region of Wyoming's Red Desert.  This August trip is a tour of the Boar's Tusk region of Wyoming's Red Desert.  This overnight campout will be led by John Mionczynski and is for a very limited number of people.  We will be exploring a remote sand dune called The Buffalo Hump Sand Dune as well as the Pine Canyon Petroglyphs where we will spend the night and enjoy a beautiful evening of story telling around a campfire.  We are providing a list of items you will need to bring.  During this campout we will also discuss future event Ideas associated with the Red Desert, native plant medicine, American Wilderness Botanicals and the Lander, Wyoming region.  We encourage people who desire leadership opportunities in future events in working with John and American Wilderness Botanicals to attend this Red Desert trip.

We can only have 3 additional vehicles in addition to John and Ben's trucks in this limited campout.  Please carpool.  John Mionczynski has room for one other person including your personal camping gear and food.  Ben has room for one person in his pickup truck plus camping gear as well.  If each of us brings at least one other person we can have a total of 8 people (or possibly a few more) and 10 people if you include John and Ben.  This smaller more intimate group of people must be people who have been on the tour of the Red Desert at least one other time with John Mionczynski.  Please contact Benjamin Clark if you have any questions whatsoever about this unique and very educational experience in Wyoming's Red Desert at (307) 690-8155.  Anyone who needs to carpool with another person but needs to drive to Farson first may leave their vehicle safely in the parking area across the street from the Farson Mercantile next to the gas station.

Please let us know your first aid and/or medical background.  Thank you.

 Check out the following important information to be prepared for this trip.



THIS FIELD TRIP IS FOR EXPERIENCED RED DESERT EXPLORERS: This tour with John will be deeply informative and provide more intimate one on one time with John.  This experience will also be a bit more free flowing without as much driving like the big June tours.  Occasionally the stops may be changed due to weather conditions.

THE WYOMING RED DESERT MAP:  The Wyoming Red Desert Map was produced by Citizens for the Red Desert organization of which John Mionczyski is a member. This map was made available beginning in March, 2020 and if you want a copy of this map please do not hesitate to ask for one in advance of the trip so we can provide you with a copy.

DATE & TIME: We will meet at 9:00 AM on Friday August 26th in Farson, Wyoming Mercantile and we will adjourn our trip at approximately 4:00 PM on Saturday August 27th.  Please be prompt and arrive on time.  If you have any problems at all don't hesitate to call me Ben Scott Clark (307) 690-8155.

LIMITED NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: There is a limit to the number of attendees and you need to call me Ben Scott Clark at (307) 690-8155 prior to signing up.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:  As in all our Red Desert trips we highly recommend that you bring an off-road vehicle for this trip.  If you don't have an off-road vehicle with a clearance that is sufficiently high (8.5 inches or more), we recommend you travel with someone who does.  If you do decide to bring a vehicle that is not off-road that is your personal choice and you are responsible for any possible damage to your vehicle that may happen as a result.

MEETING PLACE: FARSON, WYOMING.  At 9:00 AM we will be meeting at the Farson Mercantile in Farson, Wyoming located on the corner of highway 191 and highway 28.  The exact coordinates are 4048 US - 191, Farson, WY  82932.  Farson is two and a half hours drive south of Jackson, Wyoming.  The Farson location has great cell reception and there is protected parking adjacent to the Farson Mercantile located across the highway from a gas station.  Make sure you fuel up there at the gas station prior to your trip into the desert.  We will all be meeting with John in Farson and follow John southward on highway 191 to enter the Red Desert on the western boundary at Old Highway 191.  We won't have much of a problem as we will only have 5 vehicles in our entire caravan.

CELLULAR SERVICE:  The Wyoming Red Desert has spotty cellular service and there are large areas where there is none at all.  It is very important that you stay with the group.  If you get separated from the main group and cannot find our caravan of cars don't panic you can drive your vehicle to an elevated area on the road where you are more likely to get cell service and call me Ben (307) 690-8155 so John and I can guide you back to the group.  Also text service has a bigger range so texting can often work where cell service does not.  We recommend you not depend upon your cell phone except for an emergency or to take memorable photos and using the recording or video app on your cell phone in taking notes of John Mionczynski's discussions.


The Wyoming Red Desert Tour consists of wildlife observation including the presence of wild horses.  We know how much our pets mean to us as part of our family, however, in this instance it is crucial that you not bring your pets who can upset wildlife which can not only create a distraction and harm other participants opportunity for up close photographing and experiencing wildlife but can harm wildlife as well.  Please leave your pets at home in the care of friends or family.  Thank you for your understanding.


  • BRING PLENTY OF WATER for drinking and washing
  • Sleeping bag and pillow.  You may sleep in your vehicle, in a tent you provide or on the ground.  A thick sleeping pad or blow up mattress is strongly suggested.
  • Pack your own food with either paper plates, metal or ceramic plates (that can be washed) and utensils.  We will be having at least 2 short food breaks each day on this trip.  Bring snacks and other easily accessible foods as well.  We strongly suggest you bring an ice cooler to pack perishable food in.  A Camp Stove is strongly Encouraged along with camp cooking supplies like a small dutch oven and/or cast iron or other metal pots and pans made for camping.
  • We suggest you bring a bundle or two of firewood (if possible).  We will have only one campfire in the Pine Canyon. 
  • A back pack is essential.
  • Bring 2 days worth of water.  Please bring full water containers for the trip as you will need to stay hydrated.
  • THERE ARE NO OUT-HOUSES OR BATHROOMS ON THIS TRIP.  Please bring your own toilet paper, biodegradable wipes, etc.  A small shovel is encouraged to bury any biodegradable waste you may leave.  Do all you can to keep the desert as untouched as when you found it.
  • Make sure your gas tank is full at Farson, Wyoming.
  • Dress for hiking which means you should bring shorts and tee shirts along with a few pairs of warm jeans or other hiking pants.
  • Bring a jacket and layers of warm clothing as we could have inclement weather even in August.
  • Bring comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen is a must
  • Insect repellant
  • People should have a First Aid Kit that is easily accessible in your back pack or vehicle.  
  • Flash Light
  • Lighter

Waiver Signatures Required:  Since there will be some climbing and hiking (easy to moderate) that we will be doing there is some risk to participants.  Though highly unlikely, there is a risk of a fall and injury.  If you feel uneasy about hiking on the Honeycomb Buttes then you do have an option to explore the areas below the buttes with other people in the group who so choose.  American Wilderness Botanicals and John Mionczynski are not held responsible for any risk or injury that a participant may choose to take.

Refund Policy:
  Since this trip has a much shorter planning time from now until August 26th American Wilderness Botanicals policy is that this trip is non-refundable 24 hours after you have submitted payment.  If you have a need to cancel because of some unforeseeable serious emergency please contact me, Ben Scott Clark at (307) 690-8155.  Thank you.

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