Day 1: Ride 5 hours horseback to camp
Day 2-4: Fish, relax, explore in camp
Day 5: Ride 5 hours to return to pack station
hole in the ground trips
custom dates offered (contact us for availability)
2 full days on trail
3 full days in camp
opportunity to fish for trophy sized Kern River Rainbows,
5 days/4 nights
$1500/person + fishing guide ($300/person)
saddle horse and equipment including saddle bags
1-2 professional and knowledgeable packers/wranglers
3 hearty meals a day, snacks and desserts
emergency equipment, including first aid kit and satellite device
camp gear including: shower, toilet, tables, camp chairs
fly fishing guide (optional, extra expense)
warm layers for early or late season trips
reusable water bottle
fishing gear/hard case for fishing rods
wash cloth and small pack towel
guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)
Gear should not exceed 50 pounds per person and should be packed in 1-2 duffel bags (if 2, please try to make them similar size and weights). You may carry a small day pack with you on the horse that should not exceed 15 pounds (for your comfort and the horses).
MEALS AND DIETARY NEEDS
Meals are very important to GTWP. We use as much fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, and meats as possible. Our backcountry menu has a variety of gourmet and classics; delicious quiches and fruit for breakfast, light deli or chicken salad sandwiches for lunch, stuffed porkchops and sides for dinner, followed by a decadent pineapple upside down cake baked over fire. That’s just one example of what a day of meals may look like.
At GTWP we understand that everyone’s dietary needs differ, if you have dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free meals and snacks, please feel free to let us know. We can work with you to customize a meal plan that fits your needs so you can focus on what really matters, having the adventure of a lifetime.
WHAT ABOUT THE ALCOHOL?
GTWP does not provide alcohol but will happily pack as much in as you would like.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
We pack in from the Lewis Camp trailhead, luckily, the pack station is located one mile down the road from the trailhead parking lot. We ask that guests come up the night before their pack trip and lodge with us because we get started early the next morning. We provide lodge meals and accommodations for an extra cost. Alternatively, guests can come up to the pack station the morning of, but we ask guests to be here by 5:30 AM, so we can sort and pack your gear and get you on the trail by 7-8 AM.
GUIDES, GROUP SIZES AND AGE/WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS?
We have a 1:5 ratio, 1 wrangler/guide to five animals. With a maximum of 6 guests (specific to this trip) and 2 guides
Kids must be 6 or older to join a pack trip. Some exceptions available (porter or stock assist) with final approval from GTWP
Guests must not weigh more than 250 pounds and must not have any serious physical or medical health issues prior to trip that could affect safety. Guests weighing more than 250 pounds can be accommodated on a case by case basis and depending on availability of riding mules.
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