Sierra Nevada Adventure: Exploring John Muir’s Range of Light on Horseback
Immerse yourself in the Sierra Nevada’s rugged beauty, surveying the land on horseback and learning about the region’s history, culture and legends from local adventurers.
Program No. 10322RJ
5 days
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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 Sierra Nevada range. Ride the rugged trails of this unblemished natural treasure on horseback as you imbue your own spirit with the peace and tranquility of the John Muir Wilderness in August or the Hoover Wilderness Area in September. Learn about the Eastern Sierra’s human history, early exploration, and gain historical insight into this beautiful wilderness area.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Horseback riding approximately 5 to 9 miles a day, some experience preferred. Some easy hiking. Please keep in mind that in order to experience the pristine beauty of the High Sierra, we will be in daily elevations of 9,000-11,000 feet. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to be well hydrated before the program starts, and to stay hydrated by continuing to drink plenty of water throughout the program. If possible, get to the program early and spend an extra day enjoying the beautiful scenery as your body acclimatizes to the higher elevation.
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 ...

  • Experience the rugged grandeur of the strikingly beautiful and remote John Muir Wilderness or Hoover Wilderness Area during horseback riding pack trips, led by High Sierra wranglers.
  • Enjoy insider perspectives of the history, culture and fascinating tales of this intriguing mountain wilderness shared by expert leaders.
  • In the 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

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.
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Dan Connor
Dan Connor is a member of Bishop's String Theorywho moved to Bishop from San Diego, where he founded and played in the renowned folk-rock band Bordertown and in Little Big Men. He continues to write great songs and sing in an expressive and distinctive voice over his one of a kind, rhythmic guitar style.
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