About Us

We specialize in guiding small groups in wild and scenic areas. We generally limit our groups to no more than eight participants to ensure a safe, intimate and personal wilderness experience. The areas chosen for our trips are “hand picked” to get you away from crowded trails and developed campgrounds. All Wild Horizons guides are experienced outdoors persons with CPR and Outdoor Emergency Medical Care qualifications.

Wild Horizons Expeditions is owned and operated by Paul and Cindy Knight. Both Paul and Cindy love the outdoors and are genuinely excited to share their knowledge of wilderness areas and outdoor skills with guests like you.

Paul Knight

Paul is an avid hiker, skier and mountain climber. He has extensive training and experience in map and compass reading, wilderness first aid and wilderness rescue. His experience includes working as a professional Ski Patrolman and an EMT.

He has also been a member of the Teton County Search and Rescue Team. He’s been a guide for longer than he cares to admit and still loves every moment of it.

Cindy Knight

Cindy is an enthusiastic hiker with a love of the wilderness. She is a Registered Nurse with a strong background in emergency care and has extensive knowledge of wildflowers and other wild flora including edible and medicinal plants.

Our Guides

Edward Schauster, M.S.

Ed holds a graduate degree in wildlife biology and has studied many species, including coyotes in the Lamar Valley and swift foxes and coyotes in Colorado.

Ed resides in Driggs, Idaho, where he is an EMT, teaches for the Wilderness Medicine Institute and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and is on the ski patrol at Grand Targhee Resort.

Dave McConnell

Dave has over 20 years outdoor experience including work as a backcountry ranger, EMT and director of Ski Patrol at two major ski resorts. His great wit and infectious laugh insures a fun and safe adventure.

Kathryn Hess

Kathryn has a true love of the outdoors and knack for leadership. She is a former course leader at the National Outdoor Leadership School and has guided in the Rockies, the canyons of Southeast Utah and on Denali. In 1999 she climbed Cho Oyo (26,901’) on the first all-American Woman’s Expedition to climb an 8,000 meter peak without the aid of supplemental oxygen or Sherpa support.


Help Wild Horizons Expeditions preserve the wild and scenic areas which we explore with people like you. We pledge to donate 1% of the price of each trip booked to one of the conservation groups active in the areas we serve.

Below is a list of these organizations. Please indicate which of these you would like Wild Horizons to donate 1% of your trip price when you make your reservation.

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. This organization is dedicated to the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition consists of people and organizations that protect the lands, waters and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem now and for future generations.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council. The WOC is the largest statewide conservation organization in the state of Wyoming and the state’s leading advocate for natural resources conservation and environmental protection.

National Parks Conservation Association. Established in 1918, The National Parks Conservation Association is America’s only private, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated solely to protecting, preserving and enhancing the U.S.National Park system.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Information:

Wild Horizons Expeditions is a permitee and/ or authorized commercial user of the Bridger-Teton N.F., Targhee-Caribou N.F., Shoshone N.F., Grand Canyon N.P., Yellowstone N. P., Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M., and all other public areas offered on our guided trips.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibitions bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and RDD).