Day 1: ride 4 hours from Summit Trailhead to Maggie Lake, spend the rest of the day in camp or exploring
Day 2: relax in camp or fish, swim and hike
Day 3: ride 4 hours out to Summit Trailhead
maggie lakes trips
June 28-30, Aug 30-Sep 1, Sep 13-15
custom dates offered (contact us for availability)
two half days on trail
1 full day and 1 half day in camp
three beautiful alpine lakes to fish, explore or relax by
3 days/2 nights
saddle horse and equipment including saddle bags
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%)
Gear should not exceed 50 pounds per person and should be packed in 1-2 duffel bags (if two, please 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 your 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 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 are located at the Golden Trout Pack Station near Lewis Camp Trailhead, just seven miles from Ponderosa, CA. 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, you 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 as early as possible. From the pack station, you can use your vehicle or we can carpool you to the Summit Trailhead located ten miles from the PS. At the trailhead, we will finish packing the animals, get you on your horse and on the trail! When we return from your trip, we can unload your gear at the trailhead and you can leave in your vehicle directly from there, OR, if you are not comfortable leaving your vehicle at the trailhead we are more than happy to have you leave it at the pack station, and we can shuttle you back and forth.
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 3 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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