Applies to all our trail rides, pack trips, and hunts
Yes; for the well-being of our horses and mules, the rider weight limit is 230 pounds.
That's okay! A lot of our guests have never ridden. We provide basic instruction, we will be with you at all times, and our wonderful horses and mules will take great care of you. These are experienced mountain animals that can handle all kinds of terrain.
Our trail rides are generally very easy and not too long; we will most likely cross a stream or a river and some hills. The ride to camp for pack trips and hunts is about 3 1/2 hours of varied terrain with rocks and hills, and we cross the river 5 times. Summer pack trip rides can be easy or more advanced depending on what you'd like to do. All of the riding during hunting season is in steep, rough country (that's where the elk are!). On all rides, the horses carry us up, and we walk them down.
We provide all the riding and pack animals, the tack, and everything for camp—tents, tables, chairs, cots, sleeping pads, kitchen, etc.—including food. Please see our Pack Lists for what you need to bring.
We provide a bottle of water for all riders (or bring your own favorite water bottle, 30 oz. max for saddle bags). We can drink from the many small creeks where we ride, and from the Elk Fork River if your water bottle is filtered. On pack trips and hunts, our camp is supplied with beautiful, clean, unfiltered water straight from Cabin Creek.
We are happy to accommodate vegetarian or gluten-free diets with advance notice (camp is a long way from the grocery store!). All other dietary requirements must be cleared before you book your trip.
No. We have great horses and mules who are experienced in the mountains and fit with our program and routine.
Possibly (must be approved before the trip). If you have a Western saddle, we would be happy to discuss the option of using it. We can supply saddle bags if needed.
No. We provide saddle bags for your lunch, water bottle, and any personal items. While hunting, we bring a pack animal for larger items. Not only is this better for our horses and mules, but you will be much more comfortable.
Yes. You are welcome to bring beer, wine, or other liquor. Cans, plastic bottles, and boxes are preferred but we can pack glass if needed. We don't have ice in camp but we have a special "beer cooler" in the creek.
Yes. Bears are part of life in Northwestern Wyoming but we are bear aware, we keep a very clean camp, and although there are bears in the area, it's very rare that we actually have any in camp.
Feel free to give us a call or send an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
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