There are just too many things to say about the trip we had. Adventure from the very beginning. - Wes Eller, Virginia
Fly-in Alpine Camp
Our alpine country of the Charlotte Alplands Wilderness Area is far from the nearest road, so we fly you and your party by float-plane to a beautiful, remote alpine lake near our permanent camp. We meet you with our horses and guides at the float-plane landing for transportation to the camp, which is only accessible by horse or on foot.
Our staff for this completely catered adventure includes a cook and camp-tender, as well as licensed professional guides. Accommodation is in expedition-style, large comfortable wall tents, and meals are prepared over the campfire from fresh, wholesome, natural food. We have radio telephone contact with the outside world, if required.
Tour the rolling alpine country of the Charlotte Alplands Wilderness Area, on quiet, surefooted horses. Fish pristine lakes and streams with world-class rainbow trout fisheries. View and photograph wildlife and fabulous alpine wildflowers, returning to the camp each evening. Hiking and climbing are also options. We are very flexible and pride ourselves on meeting the specific interests and needs of our guests. You can expect to see mule deer, moose, mountain goats, mountain caribou, wolves, marmots and a number of northern birds, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.
Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife, and with the horses. You're on top of the world here and there is nobody else around - you'll have it to yourself. That serenity and solitude are priceless; combined with a real sense of wilderness adventure in a gorgeous, undiscovered place, you'll have a holiday you'll always remember.
Three Sisters Pack Trip
Saddle up and pack the ponies for a guided pack trip to the mountains for an authentic western experience where you pitch in, live the lore of the west, and learn mountain horsemanship skills from the wranglers. Riding time each day will be five to six hours and you'll participate in all the activities including setting up camp, cooking, saddling and packing the horses.
Departing from the Gano Ranch, we'll travel to the McClinchy Creek cabin for the first night's camp. The following day we'll pack our horses and head up the Little McClinchy trail for an adventure in the high alpine at Three Sisters lakes at the very top of the watershed divide. We'll camp well above timber line to explore the area for exquisite flora, and observe caribou, mule deer and a variety of other wildlife and birds, riding or hiking each day from a fixed camp. This is a rarely-visited pristine alpine area, due to its remoteness and limited access. If you are adventurous and like to explore new territory, this is a trip for you. Our guides are knowledgeable and professional as are our horses, so your well-being is assured. You won't have to pack your gear. You'll really be riding high.