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10322
California

Off the Map: Horseback Riding in the High Sierra Nevada Wilderness

Immerse yourself in the Sierra Nevada’s rugged beauty, surveying the secluded landscapes on horseback to learn about the region’s history, culture and legends from local adventurers.
Rating (5)
Program No. 10322RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,149
California

Off the Map: Horseback Riding in the High Sierra Nevada Wilderness

Immerse yourself in the Sierra Nevada’s rugged beauty, surveying the secluded landscapes on horseback to learn about the region’s history, culture and legends from local adventurers.
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,149
Program No. 10322 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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itinerary
Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2021
Starting at
1,249
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bishop and takes place in the John Muir Wilderness/Inyo National Forest.

Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2021
Starting at
1,149
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bridgeport and takes place in the Hoover Wilderness.

Jun 5 - Jun 9, 2022
Starting at
1,299
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bishop and takes place in the Inyo National Forest.

Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2022
Starting at
1,199
Itinerary Note

Starts in Lone Pine and takes place in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2022
Starting at
1,299
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bishop and takes place in the John Muir Wilderness/Inyo National Forest.

Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2022
Starting at
1,279
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bridgeport and takes place in the Hoover Wilderness.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2021
Starting at
1,359
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bishop and takes place in the John Muir Wilderness/Inyo National Forest.

Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2021
Starting at
1,229
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bridgeport and takes place in the Hoover Wilderness.

Jun 5 - Jun 9, 2022
Starting at
1,429
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bishop and takes place in the Inyo National Forest.

Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2022
Starting at
1,259
Itinerary Note

Starts in Lone Pine and takes place in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2022
Starting at
1,429
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bishop and takes place in the John Muir Wilderness/Inyo National Forest.

Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2022
Starting at
1,379
Itinerary Note

Starts in Bridgeport and takes place in the Hoover Wilderness.

5 days
4 nights
12 meals
4B 4L 4D
2
Scenic Ride to Base Camp at Green Lake, Campfire Program
Virginia Lakes Region near Dunderberg Peak, CA
3
Ride to Summit Lake, Campfire Lecture
Virginia Lakes Region near Dunderberg Peak, CA
4
Trail Ride, Mule Packing Demonstration, Campfire Music
Virginia Lakes Region near Dunderberg Peak, CA
5
Trail Ride and Return to Bridgeport, Program Concludes
Virginia Lakes Region near Dunderberg Peak, CA
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At a Glance

Deep in the heart of the backcountry, accompanied by just your horse and a small band of intrepid adventurers, marvel at the lakes, forests and flower-filled meadows of the High Sierra Nevada wilderness areas. Ride the rugged trails of these unblemished natural treasures on horseback as you imbue your own spirit with the peace and tranquility of the Inyo National Forest in June, Golden Trout Wilderness in July, John Muir Wilderness/Inyo National Forest in August, or the Hoover Wilderness in September. Learn about the Eastern Sierra’s human history and early exploration and gain historical insight into these beautiful wilderness areas.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Horseback riding approximately 5 to 9 miles a day, some experience preferred. Some easy hiking. Elevations of 9,000-11,000 feet. Early arrival to acclimatize to the high altitude is desirable. Hydration before and during the program is highly recommended to assist the body in adjusting to the altitude.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Led by pack station wranglers, experience the rugged grandeur of the beautiful and remote High Sierra wilderness.
  • Enjoy various perspectives of the history, culture and tales of the High Sierras shared by expert leaders.
  • In a serene mountain setting under a canopy of stars, enjoy an evening of live, toe-tapping music around the campfire with your fellow riders.

General Notes

This program is part of our “Off the Map” series, exploring truly remote areas of the United States as a way to connect with local culture and landscapes, and disconnect with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Our goal is to bring you to places that have limited access to Wi-Fi, cell service and other technology so you can enjoy authentic learning experiences without modern distractions. Location and wilderness area varies by departure. For your safety and for the health of the horses, this program has a participant weight limit of 225 lbs., unless weight is proportional with height. In order to ensure your comfort and safety while journeying into the wild beauty of California's Eastern Sierra, participants will be required to fill out a Rock Creek Pack Station rider information form that requests this information before participating in the program. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The High Sierra: John Muir's Range of Light (Tetra)
by Arnot
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir
by Donald Worster
Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers
by Daniel Arnold
The Mule Men: A History of Stock Packing in the Sierra Nevada
by Louise Jackson
Range of Light: The Sierra Nevada (National Geographic Destinations)
by Noel Grove, Phil Schermeister





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