Two Creek Cattle Drive

Wyoming USA: (CDWY06)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/wy_two_creek_cattle_drive.aspx

Introduction
Wyoming USA
The Two Creek Ranch is a family owned working cattle ranch. Currently running 600 mother cows on 25,000+ acres of land. The winter and spring range is located 8 miles south of Douglas, nestled along the North Platte River, with the LaBonte and Wagonhound Creeks flowing thru. The Oregon Trail straddles a portion of the range, where the ruts are still visible today.

The ranch has two summer ranges, one 15 miles North of Douglas and the other 75 miles SW of Douglas, on the Laramie Plains. From February through October, you can experience life as a true working cowboy. Calving, branding, gathering, sorting, trailing and shipping cattle is what Two Creek Ranch is all about.

Join us for the ranch's main Spring and Fall Cattle Drives with long days in the saddle - not made up for city slickers !

Accomodation

Accommodations at the Main Ranch:
2 private rooms in the main house; with shared bathroom
2 cabins (bunk house style) with 6 beds in each; with shared bathrooms

Accommodations at the Cow Camp:
1 bathroom shared, 1 private bedroom
7 single beds in dorm room; 
1 trailer with a double bed and 2 singles
tents

We serve three meals a day:
Breakfast : Juice, either a egg dish or pancakes, breakfast meats, toast, coffee or tea
Lunch : On trail - can be sandwiches, fresh fruits & veggies, potatoes chips, cookies, etc.
Supper : Beef dish, potatoe dish, vegetable dish, salad, fruit and dessert.

Please Note:
Guests must provide their own favorite beverage if they have one - example: soda/pop, beer, wine, hot chocolate etc. You can purchase this in Casper.  The ranch will provide you transportation to a store to purchase the extra things you need/want.

*Sorry, we do not cater to special diets.

Riding

Itinerary

Spring Cattle Drive
This is our 75 mile cattle drive to summer pasture located on the Laramie plains. We spend several days gathering the cattle from the spring pasture and trailing them to the ranch. Those nights are spent at the ranch and guests stay in the bunkhouse. We turn out the pairs and start on the journey. The cattle spend their first night at the county pen, the next night the cook and the trailers join the drive. We move the cattle about 10-12 miles a day with a break at lunch to rest the cattle, riders, and horses. We follow the old Fort Fetterman Freight trail to the Laramie Plains. We will then spend a day sorting cattle. Overnights at the Little House on the Prairie. For this event you will need a sleeping bag for the 4 nights we camp out. 11 days and 10 nights 

Fall Cattle Drive
The fall gather will take place on the Laramie Plains and the Laramie River Ranch for the 75 mile trip home. There will not be as many cattle in the fall because of shipping the steer calves, still over a 1,000 head. This trail is spring in reverse. The Cattle move easier this time of year because the cows are ready to come home and the first couple of nights at Cow Camp and 4 nights camping and the remaining nights at the main ranch. Weather that time of year is unpredictable. Anything from Indian summer to rain, snow or blizzard. 11 days 10 nights

Note: Two Creek is a working ranch, and because of the weather and other considerations, any of the events may change.


Rates and Dates for Two Creek Cattle Drive

Rates include:

Accommodations in the bunkhouse and in cow camps along the way, all meals, 10 riding days.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    201910 day Cattle Drive, AP$2000

Tax 1: 6 % Tax 2: 3 % * prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy
Tax: 6 %   additional Tax: 3 %

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from Casper airport pp return
- to be paid locally
$75

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 10/20 - 10/31 12d / 11n 10 day Cattle Drive, AP 3 /10 Reserve

Dates Note:

Other Info
Meeting: Douglas
Airport: Casper
Transfer: Casper, WY Airport

Climate:
                                                Douglas area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

37

41

48

58

68

79

86

85

75

62

46

38

Average Low Temperature (°F)

9

14

22

30

39

48

54

52

41

30

20

11

Average High Temperature (°C)

3

5

9

14

20

26

30

29

24

16

8

3

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-13

-10

-5

-1

4

9

12

11

5

-1

-7

-12

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

2

2

4

6

7

4

5

3

3

2

3

2

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Wyoming has a dry, continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers. Warm Chinook winds from the Rockies modify some of the winter weather of the eastern plains. Wide temperature ranges exist in the state because of differences in elevation. For example, January mean temperatures range from a low of about 10 °F (–12 °C) in the mountains to the upper 20s F (about –2 °C) in the southeast. Mean July temperatures range from the low 50s F (about 10 °C) in the mountains to the mid-70s F (about 24 °C) in the Bighorn Basin in north-central Wyoming.

Average annual precipitation (rain and melted snow) varies from 6 inches (15 centimeters) in the Bighorn Basin to about 31 inches (79 centimeters) in the Tetons.

What To Bring:
There is no electricity on the trail, so leave those blow dryers, curling irons, shavers, and radios at home.
Your cellular phones won’t work here either. Besides, you’re on vacation! 

This list is only a guideline for you 
  • Travel documents and Voucher
  • Flight tickets
  • Passport
  • Visa (check with your consulate)
RIDING GEAR
  • Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Boots with heels for riding (hiking boots don't make it, unless you don't want to ride)
  • Riding helmet  (recommended for all trips). No helemets are available to borrow, so if you wish to wear one (optional) please bring your own.
  • Riding gloves
  • Hat: cowboy or baseball.  Cowboy hats offer more protection from our intense sun, and are a must for the authentic programs
  • Rain coat/Wax jacket
PERSONAL CLOTHING
  • Heavy sweater and or wind breaker! Even in the middle of summer, when the sun goes down it gets cold
  • Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pyjama
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Swimsuit
  • Bandana
FOR CAMPING TRIPS:
  • Sleeping bag rated down to -10 F (-20 C) at least
  • Towel and small bar of soap
  • Flashlight
 ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect protection
  • Personal medications
  • Sore cream (for the emergency)
  • Sewing kit
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Camera and enough extra films (binoculars)
  • Belt pack
  • Address book and pen (for pictures postcards!)
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Sun tan lotion and lip balm
  • Musical instruments, if you like to play
  • Cash. Our cooks and wranglers live to make your stay nice. If you’re pleased with the service, please tip!
What you will need for our Events
Items needed 4-25 5-9 5-21 7-18 8-1 09-1 9-22 10-21
                 
warm clothes  X  X X         X
light clothes X X X X X X X X
sleeping bag     X X X X X X
worn jeans X X X X X X X X
cowboy boots X X X X X X X X
personal items X X X X X X X X
hat with visor X X X X X X X X
rain gear X X X         X
heavy jacket  X X         X
light jacket X X X X X X X X