WHITEHORSE BLUFFS PACK TRIP
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
This three day pack trip takes us from the Wells Gray Guest Ranch ( www.wellsgrayranch.com
) through the Hemp Creek Canyon Lands to the old Trapper’s Cabin on the
banks of the Clearwater River. We ride along Coal Creek Bluffs and along the Clearwater River all the way to majestic Whitehorse Bluffs and view Hoodoos on the trail home. The evenings around the campfire listening to the wranglers stories of the wilderness add to an unforgettable vacation.
Arrival at the Wells Gray Guest Ranch at 10.00 a.m. Registration at the desk. After the formalities you will meet the wranglers at the barn. We saddle our horses and pack the packhorses. We spend some time getting to know our horses and get familiar with some riding techniques. Instruction includes details on how to ride western style and how to handle your horse on the trail and various terrain. Around noon we depart for the Flat Iron Viewpoint where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we descend along Trout Creek Canyon to the old Cabin down by the Clearwater River. We set up camp and start the first campfire BBQ.
This morning after breakfast we will ride along the Clearwater River until we reach the old Indian fishing camp at the base of majestic Whitehorse Bluffs. Enroute
we will enjoy our packed lunch at one of the many vista stops
overlooking the Clearwater River Valley. After a break at the camp we will
ascend a steep hill on a switchback trail and reach the top of
Whitehorse Bluffs where the views will take your breath away for a
moment. At the end of a long day on horseback we will return to our base camp at the Cabin for another delicious dinner.
We pack up the packhorses and cross Hemp Creek. If crossing the creek is
too dangerous because of water levels or other obstacles nature throws
in our path we have to backtrack for a while on the same trail we came
on. Along this creek we ride north until we reach the old "Hoods in the woods camp". From there we ascend the Coal Creek Bluffs to
Coal Creek Falls and enjoy beautiful vistas of the Hemp Creek Valley. After a break we ride back to the ranch where we will arrive approx.
On arrangement from June 01st to Sep 30th, 2018.
3 days / 2 nights - $ 695.00 / person
Pre/post night package in a rustic cabin of Fort Wells Gray at the Wells Gray Guest Ranch.
Minimum two nights rule does not apply with this package. Please visit
Prices do not include 5% GST and Tips
for the Guide.
- We require a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 participants
- The minimum height for a child to participate is 135 cm, weight 30
kg, age 15 years
to be able to reach the stir-ups of the saddle and control a horse in
difficult terrain according to insurance policies. Sorry, we can not
accept riding double.
- All guests are required to sign a waiver of liability prior to departure
- For room accommodation before and/or after the tour please visit www.wellsgrayranch.com
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
- Guided trail riding as outlined
- Use of camping equipment (tent and insulating pad)
- All meals starting with lunch on first day and ending with lunch on last day.
- Park use fees
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
- Personal expenses
- Transfers to/from Wells Gray Ranch
- Fishing license, tackle etc.
- Bring your own sleeping bag (rentals $ 15 per night)
WHAT TO BRING
- Warm sleeping bag
- Rain Coat and pants
- Riding Gloves (optional)
- Riding or Cowboy Boots
- Running shoes or waterproof footwear
- Jeans or Cotton Pants
- Bathing Suit
- Cotton T-Shirt or long sleeved shirt
- Warm Wool or Fleece Coat
- Wool or Fleece Sweater
- 2 Pair of Wool Socks
- Camera and Films
- Sun Lotion and Insect Repellent
- Pocket Knife
- Personal Water Bottle
- Water Purifying Tablets (optional)
- Personal Medication and First Aid Kit
HOW TO GET THERE
Turn off Highway # 5 in Clearwater (122 km north of Kamloops, B.C.) at
the Tourist Information Centre and follow the road to Wells Gray Park
for 27 km and then turn left at the sign "Wells Gray Guest Ranch".
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