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Mammoth Lakes Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding and Pack Trips in the Eastern Sierra’s

  Mammoth Mountain Horseback Riding

There are so many places to go horseback riding in the Mammoth Lakes Area to experience the Sierra backcountry. To enjoy, fishing, hiking, photography and so much more. Horseback riding lets you escape deep into the beauty of nature and allows you to feel enveloped by the sights, sounds and smells of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. On horseback feel free to take in the sounds of the rushing waterfalls, the rustling of the wind in the Aspen trees and the sounds of distant birds and wildlife. The brilliant colors of fall and spring further complement the majesty, grandeur and splendor of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. A pack trip vacation may be the most memorable vacation you’ll ever take!

 

Mammoth Mountain Horseback Riding Before the horseless carriage and the iron horse, before tubular steeds and motorized hogs, the horse,, truly man's best friend. Judging from the number of city slickers taking horse packing trips these days, horses are as esteemed as ever. Don a wide-brimmed hat, climb into that squeaky saddle, and say the magic word - giddyap - and you're off on a fishing expedition, a wilderness camping trip, a ride to see wild mustangs, or a cattle drive. The Eastern Sierra high country around Mammoth Lakes is the perfect place to horse around.

 

There are many different types of horseback riding trips that are available, check with the outfitter if you are looking for a particular ride.

   

Types of Pack Trips

 

Mammoth Mountain Horseback Riding DAY RIDES
This is the ride that many of us are familiar with. It is a guided horseback trip that can be from 1 hour to all day. Good for beginners to advanced riders. Check with your outfitter for times and cost. We suggest that in the summer months you make reservations in advance as this is a very popular time of year for horseback riding.

 

ALL-EXPENSE TRIPS
These are trips that include everything you will need from, stock, packers, cooks, food and camp equipment. The outfitter will usually customize your trip to suite the group’s interests, from fishing, hiking or photography. This is the way to go. The only thing you have to do is ride, eat, relax, enjoy the scenery. Of course if you like fishing there is plenty of that to do also.

 

TRAIL RIDES
Trail rides usually consist of stock, packers, cooks, meals, tents and camping equipment. Outfitters usually customize the trail rides to the groups interests from hiking, fishing or photography. Trails rides can go from 3 days to 14 days. Check with the particular outfitter for their specifications, costs and durations.

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SPOT TRIPS

You travel by horseback and your gear and provisions are carried by pack animals to a campsite of your choice. Usually the campsite is on a lake or stream. The stock and packer leave after they you arrive at the campsite and return on a predetermined date. Usually you provide your own camping gear and food.

This is a great trip in that is encompasses hiking and horseback riding all with the comforts of a camp. Experience the eastern high sierra’s in a way that is truly pleasurable and easy enough that it has become very popular with families.

 

DUNNAGE PACKS AND CACHES
For Dunnage Packs the outfitter will take your camp equipment and your backpacks to a predetermined location where you will hike to meet it. Depending on the outfitter, some will provide horses if you wish to ride part of the day and hike out. As before, each outfitter has there own specification and for pack trips. check with the outfitter prior to booking to make sure they meet your needs.  Dunnage trips can be modified to suite your needs. Check with your packer.

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HORSE DRIVES
This is where you get to participate with the herding of mules and horses.

 

HIKING WITH PACK STOCK
On these pack trips you hike and the horses or mules carry the gear.

 

BASE CAMPS Ride.
On this particular pack trip you ride to a camp that has been moved in by mule prior to your arrival. This location  becomes your base camp. This will be your vacation camp. A horse will be assigned to you for the duration of your time at Base Camp that will be available for day rides. Meals are usually provided by the outfitter.

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CONTINUOUS HIRE OF STOCK AND PACKER
The stock and packer remain with you throughout the duration of your trip. You provide your own camping gear and food.

 

Things to ask your Outfitter when considering a pack trip

  • The type of trip you want
  • The dates of your trip
  • The number of people in your party
  • The location (if you have one) particular lake or area you wish to visit.
  • The cost
  • The particulars. Is camp gear, food included?
  • Advise the outfitter of any special requirements you may need
  • Email or mail your specification to the outfitter
  • Make your reservations early

 

The art of “Packin’” is alive and well in the High Sierra to provide you with the vacation of a lifetime.

 

How to Plan a Pack Trip

  1. Select an Outfitter that meets your requirements
  2. Email or mail your requirements to the Outfitter.
  3. Secure your trip. Check with Outfitter as to their requirements.
  4. Be sure to let the packer now the number in your party (adults , children) and the type of trip you will be taking. This will let the packer know how many pack animals will be necessary to provide the best possible trip. The average party will need approx. one pack animal per person for a weeks stay. The packer takes into considerations, gear, food, duration of trip and season of trip. Certain season require more gear based on the activity that the party will be engaging in.
  5. It is also important to let the packer know the number of children or persons weighing in more than 210lbs. This is particularly important when planning saddle horses.
  6. If any change occurs in your plans, such as more or less people, unusual gear, change in dates, or change in area desired, you should notify the packer prior to the trip.
  7. Bring camping gear and a warm sleeping bag and duffel bags. To figure out food for your trip consult with your packer.  To figure out the amount foods you will need for your trip consult with your packer for suggestions and trip.
  8. Prior to or after your trip you might enjoy a stay in our condo or the other owners condos that are located in the Mammoth Lakes area. Enjoy comfortable condos with beautiful views. Various locations around town. We can connect you to condos that are located near the village, near the ski slopes, high end units or budget units. Condos for large groups or just the two of you, condos that are pet friendly and condos that are within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Come for the beauty and spender of Mammoth lakes, enjoy the best horseback riding around, camp out get in touch with the wilderness and then relax and recoup at Mammoth lakes condos, homes and cabins that are for rent directly by owners. The accommodations offered by Mammoth owners range to suite whatever your needs are. Speak with or email the owner directly to see pricing, terms and conditions.

 

Mammoth Mountain Horseback Riding The following is a list of the Eastern High Sierra Packers Association and Mammoth Lakes Wranglers

 

McGee Creek Pack Station

2990 Mcgee Creek Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546)

Phone: (760) 935-4324

 

McGee Creek Pack Station. Wilderness trips, Yosemite, fly- and spin- fishing, wagon trains, packing school. West of Crowley Lake between Tom's Place and Mammoth Lakes; (800) 854-7407 Frontier Pack Train.

 

 

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfitter

P.O. Box 61
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfitter. John Muir Wilderness. Yosemite, mustang-observation Rides, spring and fall horse drives, three day trips to Bodie. Located by Lake Mary in Mammoth Lakes Basin

 

Red’sMeadow/Agnew Pack Train

John Muir and Ansel Adams wilderness area, Photography trips, fly-fishing, horse drives, Parent and child trips. Reds’ Meadow is adjacent to Devils Postpile National Monument. Agnew Meadows is about 5 miles north of Devils PostPile. Both are off Minaret Road west Of Mammoth Lakes.

 

Mammoth Mountain Horseback Riding Pine Creek Pack Station  Berner's Pack Outfit
Pine Creek Pack Station
P.O. Box 968
Bishop, CA 93515
760/387-2797
800/962-0775

 

Rock Creek Pack Station

P.O Box 248

Bishop , Ca 93515

Winter Phone (760)872-8331

Summer Phone (760) 935-4493

 

Rock Creek Pack Station. Wilderness rides. Yosemite, horses, drives, mustang day trips, and packing and horsemanship school. By Rock Creek Lake west of Toms Place

 

Bishop Pack Outfitters
247 Cataract Road
Bishop, CA 93514
PHONE: 760/873-4785

Golden Trout Camp
5025 Thacher Road
Ojai, CA 93023
805/646-4377
805/640-3201

 

Mt. Whitney Pack Trains
P.O. Box 248
Bishop, CA 93515
760/872-8331 (winter)
760/935-4493 (summer)

Cottonwood Pack Station
910 Gibson Ranch Road
Independence, CA 93526

 

Rainbow Pack Outfitters
760/878-2015

910 Gibson Ranch Road
Independence, CA 93526

 

Frontier Pack Train Frontier Pack Train.

Yosemite and the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Expeditions may focus on golden trout fly-fishing, wild mustangs, or horse drives.

In the June Lake Loop across from Silver Lake; 648-7701. 

 

What to know about horse back riding

 

Mammoth Mountain Horseback Riding Are you prepared?
To really enjoy your horseback vacation, you need to have a solid foundation in the basics. Muscles, especially in the legs, need to be trained and exercised and other areas need a little time in the saddle to "toughen up."

 

Basic skills
Before you go on a pack trip it might be helpful if you can spent a few weeks or months (if you have the time) preparing for your equine adventure. Prepare by  taking riding lessons and excising leg muscles. You should learn how to mount and dismount, develop balance in the saddle, cue the horse, and ride at the various gaits. Lessons also will help you develop the proper muscles for riding.

 

Gearing Up
Most of the gear will be provided by the same outfitter that supplies your horse, so the so the only items you need to worry about are your own personal effects such as proper riding footwear, and comfortable pants are a must. Take into consideration the weather conditions and bring cloths to keep you warm in cooler weather and perhaps gloves to protect your hands and a hat for protection against the sun or an equestrian helmet.

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Equestrian Language
Tack: The equipment worn by your horse, including saddle and bridle.
Bit: Horse’s mouthpiece, usually made from steel.
Bridle: Headgear used on the horse during riding, includes reins and bit.
Halter: Equipment worn on the horse’s head for leading or tying.
Gelding: Castrated male horse.
Mare: Female horse.
Mule: Offspring of a horse and donkey. Nickname of many a stubborn horse.
English: Style of riding using a lightweight saddle with a shallow seat. Reins are held in both hands. Think
Western: Style of riding using a heavier saddle with a deeper seat. Reins are held in left hand. Think
Gaits: The different speeds the horse travels: walk, trot (or jog), and canter (or lope).


PACKING SCHOOLS: Learn how to pack and manage horses In the wilderness.

 

Mammoth Lakes Horseback Riding / Pack trip destinations

Distances are close approximations.

McGee Canyon 5-9 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Meadow 7 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Round Lake 6 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Martin’s Meadow 7 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Steelhead Lake 7 miles Lake Fishing
Big McGee 9 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Grass Lake 6 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
 
Hilton Lakes 8 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Davis Lake 8 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Hilton Lake #2 8 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Hilton Lake #3 9 miles Lake Fishing
 
Convict Basin/Laurel Pass 10 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Lake Dorothy 10 miles Lake Fishing
Edith Lake 8 miles Lake Fishing
Mildred Lake 10 miles Lake Fishing
Cloverleaf Lake 9 miles Lake Fishing
Genevieve Lake 9 miles Lake Fishing
Mildred Lake 11 miles Lake Fishing
Bighorn Lake 12 miles Lake Fishing
 
McGee Pass/Fish Creek 16 miles Lake/Stream Fishing
Cecil Lake 16 miles Lake Fishing
Izaak Walton 15 miles Lake Fishing
Virginia Lake 16 miles Lake Fishing
Horse Heaven 15 miles Lake Fishing
Lee Lake 15 miles Lake Fishing
Hortense Lake 15 miles Lake Fishing
Tully Lake 13 miles Lake Fishing
Tully Hole 16 miles Lake Fishing
Fish Creek 14 miles Lake Fishing

 

The following horse back riding trail routes  indicate distance from Mammoth Lakes.

Northern California

Tahoe Nation Forest - Nevada City

Bullards Bar Loop Trail  (169mi)

Northern California

Empire Mine State Park

Area Trails (159mi)

Northern California

Tahoe Nation Forest – Nevada City

Pioneer Trail (157mi)

Northern California

Tahoe Nation Forest – Nevada City

South Yuba River Trail (156mi)

Northern California

Tahoe Nation Forest – Nevada City

Mount Lola Trail (148mi)

Northern California

Tahoe Nation Forest – Nevada City

Grouse Ridge Trail (148mi)

Northern California

Auburn State Recreation Area

Western States Trail (144mi)

Northern California

Auburn State Recreation Area

Foothills Divide Trail (143mi)

Northern California

Tahoe National Forest – Truckee

Sand Ridge Trail Head (141mi)

Northern California

Tahoe National Forest – Truckee

Emigrant Trail (138mi)

Northern California

Eldorado National Forest

Fleming Meadow Trail (115mi)

Northern California

Eldorado National Forest

Red Peak Trail (116mi)

Northern California

Eldorado National Forest

Loon Lake Trail (119mi)

Nevada

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Toiyaba Crest Trail (144mi)  

Nevada

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Monitor Valley Trail (142mi)

Nevada

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Pine Creel Trail Head (141mi)

Nevada

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Pasco Canyon Trail (138mi) 

Nevada

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Mount Rose Wilderness  (128mi)

Nevada

Yerington Trail System

Fort Churchill Road (114mi)

Nevada

Yerington Trail System

Carlson River Trail (114mi)

Nevada

Yerington Trail System

Mason Pass Road (92mi)

Nevada

Yerington Trail System

Weed Heights (92mi)

Nevada

Yerington Trail System

Pine Grove Trail (73mi)

 

Visit Mammoth and stay in Mammoth before or after your equestrian adventure in condos, homes or cabins that are available for rent directly from the owners. From luxury to budget accommodations  enjoy comfortable, pleasing and inviting locations with views and amenities to suit whatever your style or budget allows. For an adventure you will remember visit Mammoth Lakes, the place to saddle up for everything from fishing trips to cattle drives to rides into the wilderness.

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