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South Chilcotin Getaway


South Chilcotin Getaway
British Columbia Canada

These trips are tailored towards advanced intermediate to experienced riders who are looking for a true taste of the unique multi-day backcountry horse packing adventure!

You will join wranglers on an authentic hut to hut expedition via horseback, packing supplies into and between remote backcountry camps. You can expect to travel along traditional horse packing routes to and from camps, gain a broad experience and understanding of the typical day for wranglers, and have ample opportunities to learn about the history of horse packing in the region.

Your wrangler guides will uncover the magic of the South Chilcotin as you travel on horseback through remote mountain passes and sub alpine meadows, visit glacier fed alpine lakes, and experience historic trails through a variety of terrain. Along the way, you may spot some of the local inhabitants: bears, (black or grizzly), moose, marmots, deer, wolves, mountain goats, and California Big Horn Sheep. Bring your camera to capture it all!

You will spend your nights in fully serviced backcountry camps, where you will enjoy thoughtful meals and some creature comforts.

Camping Ride with pack horses
Short Getaway
Family Vacation
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Tyaughton Lake
Airport: Vancouver, BC
Transfer: Pemberton, BC
Riders: Min 1 riders
Max 2 riders

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    South Chilcotin Getaway
    Tour Code: RTBC05-3
    5 days / 4 nights ~$1,515.00
    Dates : July to Sept, custom dates possible

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2020 06/29 - 07/03 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 07/10 - 07/13 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    A 2020 07/13 - 07/17 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 07/17 - 07/20 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 07/24 - 07/27 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    A 2020 07/27 - 07/31 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 07/31 - 08/03 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 08/07 - 08/10 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    A 2020 08/10 - 08/14 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 08/14 - 08/17 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    A 2020 08/17 - 08/21 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 08/21 - 08/24 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    A 2020 08/24 - 08/28 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 08/28 - 08/31 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 09/04 - 09/07 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    A 2020 09/07 - 09/11 5d / 4n 5 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 09/11 - 09/14 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 09/18 - 09/21 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
    B 2020 09/25 - 09/28 4d / 3n 4 Day Backcountry Horseback ... 1 /2 Reserve
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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Quarter, draft, mixed breeds
    Pace: Slow, riding 5-9 hrs per day

    Airport: Vancouver, BC
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