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Each of the different departure dates will have their own specific itinerary, but all of them will follow the below guidelines:
- Your arrival and meeting at the Pack Station will be for 7:00am of Day 1 and most rides start at 7:30am. On the last day of the trip, a van then meets us to take us back to the pack station where we started from - generally we arrive back at the pack station around for 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
- On the longer itinerary their are layover days where you can ride and explore the area from camp since we are not moving camp locations. Most of our camps also have opportunities for fishing during the day.
- Because the trip starts in the early morning, we highly recommend you make arrangements for an extra overnight in a local hotel the night before to experience minimum stress when finding the pack station and arriving on time.


7 day trip, AP Lake of the Lone Indian from Rock Creek (not offered in 2020 & 2021) - Click here for full itinerary
This seven-day trail ride goes through the most remote areas of Fish Creek and Mono Creek backcountry. Trip itinerary includes Mono Pass, Silver Pass and Jackson Meadow. Several layover days allow riders to further explore the surrounding lakes and meadows, Peter Pande, Wilbur May, Grassy, and Olive lakes.

6 day trip, AP Mono Creek Trail (not offered in 2021) - Click here for full itinerary
Start and end at Rock Creek. The fantastic fishing and beauty of Indian Summer make this time a favorite for the oldtimers. We'll set up a camp near the confluence of Hopkins Creek and explore Pioneer Basin, Hopkins Basin and the Recesses.

7 day trip, AP Northern Yosemite- Click here for full itinerary
Ride north on the Pacific Crest Trail to visit the treasures of the Yosemite Wilderness. McCabe Lakes, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Benson Lake and Kerrick Canyon are highlights of this journey.
This pack trip has a lot of ups and downs over some slick rocks.  

7 day tip, AP Kern River & Golden Trout- Click here for full itinerary
This seven-day pack trip provides a unique opportunity for both novice and experienced anglers to enjoy some of the best fly fishing the High Sierra has to offer. Guests travel by horseback into remote areas of the Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia National Park to fish for isolated species of Golden Trout and Kern River Rainbows. The waters of the Kern Plateau hold the purest strains of Golden Trout in the world, a fish so unique and colorful, that it has been named the official state fish of California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife rescued 52 Golden trout on September 19, 2016. They were aided by some of our trusty mules and wranglers. Here's the video.
Equally impressive, the waters of the nearby Kern River are home to the Kern River Rainbow, a close relative of the Golden Trout and one of the most sought-after fish in California.
Guests spend two full layover days fishing for Kern River Rainbows from a beautiful camp situated near the banks of the world class fishery. Along the journey to and from the Kern River there is the opportunity to fish the Golden Trout’s native waters, Golden Trout Creek and Volcano Creek from our camp at Little Whitney Meadow.

6 Day Trip, AP Mt. Whitney Trail Ride- Click here for full itinerary
Pack your tackle for the ultimate Golden trout fishing adventure. Experience the subalpine beauty of Sequoia National Park with camps at Tyndal Creek, Wallace Creek, Crabtree Meadows and Rock Creek.

6 day trip, AP Triple Pass
Experience the beauty of countless streams, lakes and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Route covers a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail and crosses Mono, Silver and Duck Passes. Opportunity for trout fishing - mornings, evenings and two layover days. Side trips planned to Hopkins Lake and Grassy Lake.

6 day trip, AP Fish Creek Trail Ride
The fantastic fishing and beauty of Indian Summer make this time a favorite for the oldtimers. This trail ride goes through the most remote areas of Fish Creek and Mono Creek backcountry. Trip itinerary includes Mono Pass, Silver Pass and Jackson Meadow. Layover days allow riders to further explore the surrounding lakes and meadows — Peter Pande, Wilbur May, Grassy, and Olive lakes.

6 day trip, AP Silver Pass- Click here for full itinerary
The ideal trip for those that like to see new back country. Spectacular trail riding as we cross Mono and Silver passes to reach Cascade Valley. Enjoy the camaraderie of those who enjoy a good trail ride and beautiful scenery.

10 day trip, AP Evolution Valley Trail Ride
(includes the accommodations the night before and night after trip).
Ride the John Muir Pacific Crest Trail on this ten-day loop going south to King's Canyon National Park, over Mono Pass, Selden Pass, Evolution Valley, Muir Pass to LeConte Canyon and out via Bishop Pass. Many feel this is the most complete representation of all zones of the High Sierra. This trip is designed for those who enjoy a lot of riding. Layover days at Bear Creek, Evolution Valley and LeConte Canyon provide access to some of the finest Golden Trout fishing in the High Sierra.

5 day trip, AP Tuolumne Meadows Trail (not offered in 2020 & 2021) - Click here for full itinerary
Experience a section of Yosemite National Park that few visitors see. Virginia Lakes to Tuolumne Meadows.



Note: This tour is operating under permit with the USDA Forest Service through Special Use Permit on the Inyo National Forest.
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High Sierras Wilderness Pack Trips
Tour Code: RTCA10
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,150.00
Dates : Aug-Sept

Trip Rating :
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: Basic
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
C 2021 07/18 - 07/23 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Mt Whitney 2 /12 Expired
E 2021 07/18 - 07/23 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Silver Pass 2 /12 Expired
B 2021 07/19 - 07/25 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Kern River ... 2 /12 Expired
D 2021 07/24 - 07/29 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Triple Pass 2 /12 Expired
A 2021 08/05 - 08/11 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP - Northern Yo... 2 /12 Reserve
G 2021 08/29 - 09/07 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Evolution ... 2 /12 Reserve
F 2021 09/05 - 09/10 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Fish Creek 2 /12 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Mostly quarterhorse mix
Pace: between 2 to 6 hours per day - mostly ...
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Airport: Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH)
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