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Dunnage (Cache) Drops & Spot Trips



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 $1250 $1150 $1000 EAST LAKE
Upper Return Creek $1250 $1100 $1000
Lower Virginia Cyn near PCT $1675 $1525 $1325 LOWER VIRGINIA CANYON (near PCT)
Matterhorn Cyn at PCT $2625 $2200 $2000 MATTERHORN CANYON at PCT
Benson Lake $3075 $2525 $2300 BENSON LAKE
Green Lakes $1575 $1375 $1150 GREEN LAKES
Crown Lakes $1950 $1575 $1375 CROWN LAKES
Peeler Lake/Upper Kerrick $2100 $1575 $1375 PEELER LAKE/UPPER KERRICK
Buckeye Canyon $2100 $1575 $1375 BUCKEYE CANYON



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 $500 $375
Upper Return Creek $500 $375
Lower Virginia Cyn near PCT $850 $475
Matterhorn Canyon at PCT $1250 $775
Benson Lake $2000 $775
Green Lakes $950 $475
Crown Lakes $1150 $575
Peeler Lake/Upper Kerrick $1150 $575
Buckeye Canyon $1150 $575

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.

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!

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.

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.