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Dunnage (Cache) Drops & Spot Trips

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VIRGINIA LAKES AREA SPOT TRIP RATES

You are taken by horseback, and your gear and provisions by pack animal to a desirable campsite on a lake or stream. The stock and packer return for you on a predetermined date. Your length of stay does not affect the charges. You furnish your own camp gear and food.


Rates are per person. Includes packers, horses and mules for the round trip*
LOCATION 2 people 3 people 4+ people Area Description
East Lake $990 $850 $750 EAST LAKE
Upper Return Creek $990 $850 $750
Lower Virginia Cyn near PCT $1600 $1250 $1150 LOWER VIRGINIA CANYON (near PCT)
Matterhorn Cyn at PCT $2350 $1800 $1700 MATTERHORN CANYON at PCT
Benson Lake $2925 $2200 $2000 BENSON LAKE
Green Lakes $1300 $990 $920 GREEN LAKES
Crown Lakes $1750 $1300 $1200 CROWN LAKES
Peeler Lake/Upper Kerrick $1750 $1300 $1200 PEELER LAKE/UPPER KERRICK
Buckeye Canyon $1750 $1300 $1200 BUCKEYE CANYON

 

VIRGINIA LAKES AREA DUNNAGE PACKS AND CACHES RATES

The load is packed to a specified location and you hike to meet it. “Some hike and others ride” falls into this category.

Rates for use of stock to or from destination (one -way charge)

Area Handling Fee-includes trucking of livestock to trailhead and packer with horse. Each horse or mule

Area Handling fee-includes trucking of livestock to trailhead and packer with horse. Each horse or mule
East Lake and Gilman $430 $300
Upper Return Creek $430 $300
Lower Virginia Cyn near PCT $700 $450
Matterhorn Canyon at PCT $1050 $650
Benson Lake $1625 $650
Green Lakes $700 $400
Crown Lakes $990 $450
Peeler lake/Upper Kerrick $990 $450
Buckeye Canyon $950 $350


Dunnage and Spot Trips


Choose from one of three options and have your gear packed into anywhere in Yosemite or the Hoover Wilderness our mules can manage to go. Ride or walk, one-way drop or have us take you in and come back to bring you out, it’s all up to you. On these trips, we can match your desires and your budget. Please take a look at trip options listed on the Rock Creek Pack Station website for information on our scheduled trips, pricing, and more. To reserve your spot trip or dunnage service, please fill out our reservation form at the Rock Creek Pack Station website.

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Round Trip Spot on Horseback

Our skilled packers take you on a horseback adventure to a beautiful backcountry campsite, drop you off with your gear, then return on a predetermined date to pick you up and pack you out. You take care of the food and camp chores, but be the envy of the backcountry with any luxury you can think to bring. The length of the trip doesn’t affect the price! We’re like an airline – getting you there and back – except we’re on time!

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One Way Spot on Horseback

Let us take you and your gear to your favorite place in Yosemite or the Hoover Wilderness. Don’t sacrifice, take all those fresh foods and gourmet items that would normally weigh down your backpack… take anything you desire! Sit back and relax on one of our Cadillac-like horses and delight in the scenery without being too tired to enjoy it. Let our mules do the work going in – all you have to do is hike out with those near-empty packs at the end of your stay.

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Dunnage (Hiking Spot Trip)

The only difference on these trips is your gear travels on the mules while you hike. Round trip or one way, it’s up to you.