Leavitt Meadows near Bridgeport, CA

Pack Trips

Spot Pack

Spot pack trip into the Eastern Sierra near Bridgeport CA by Leavitt Meadows Pack Station

You are taken by horseback, your gear and provisions by pack animal, to a desirable campsite on a lake or stream. The packer and stock then return to the Pack Station. You are picked up on a predetermined date, usually by the same packer. This type of trip has the desirability of modern riding, comfortable base camping and low cost. You are expected to furnish all your own camping equipment. The duration of your stay in the backcountry is up to you.


Backpacker Drop

Backpacker Drop pack trip into the Eastern Sierra near Bridgeport CA by Leavitt Meadows Pack Station

You are taken by horseback, your backpack by pack animal,to a desireable campsite on a lake or stream. The packer and stock then return to the Pack Station. At that point you are on a regular backpacking trip, carrying your own gear around the mountains, and returning to the Pack Station at your convenience.


Base Camp

Base Camp pack trip into the Eastern Sierra near Bridgeport CA by Leavitt Meadows Pack Station

Camp on a high country lake or stream with the majestic peaks of Northern Yosemite Park as a backdrop. You bring your personal gear, sleeping bag and pad, fishing gear and camera, and we'll furnish everything else. The camp will be complete with spacious tents; delicious meals served outdoors, tables to eat at, folding chairs, portable showers and a private toilet area.

You'll leave Leavitt Meadows Pack Station and ride into the backcountry with your Guide/Packer. Lunch, your first meal on the trip, may be enjoyed on the trail or when you reach camp. Camp will be already set up, so all you have to do is get your gear stowed in your tent and spend the next few days hiking, fishing or photographing wild life, flowers or scenery that your friends won't believe without the picture you bring home.

Just lay around camp, read a good book or do whatever you like, after all it's your vacation. Then the last day, after lunch, your last meal of the trip, ride back to the Pack Station, arriving in late afternoon.

For those of you who wish to do more riding while in the mountains, horses are available to keep during your camp stay for an extra charge. Saddle horses may be available for $60.00 a day per horse for the days you are in camp (Walker Meadows only). This option is not available for the fly-fishing trips.


Extended Trip

Extended pack trip into the Eastern Sierra near Bridgeport CA by Leavitt Meadows Pack Station

We provide the pack and saddle stock and a professional wrangler/guide to go with you, setup your camp and load up the horse when you are ready to move on.

All of the services of our Base Camp, but you furnish the food (an extra serving for the packer, please), cooking gear, shelter and your personal gear. Trips start at the pack station and loop through spectacular wilderness scenery until you circle back to the pack station.


Specialty Trip

Specialty pack trip into the Eastern Sierra near Bridgeport CA by Leavitt Meadows Pack Station

If you like to fly fish this is the trip for you. This is a base camp trip into Fremont Lake. This trip is geared for fly-fishing, float tubes welcome. This is a catch and release fishing trip. We'll cook up some trout if you like but we won't be packing any fish home. Hot coffee, tea or cocoa and fresh baked sweet rolls ready in the morning. Then go out and fish for a couple of hours.

Breakfast will be served about 9:30 AM. After breakfast you can hit the water again or relax around camp. Tie some flies, tell fish stories or whatever. A light lunch will be served right around noon, because supper is at 4:30 so you can fish till dark. Then come into camp for dessert and an evening around the campfire. This is a good way to start the summer in the Sierra and you're invited to come along.

Recommended camp spots leaving from Pack Station

Rates by Location One-Way Map
Location
Name
of
Location
Trail Miles
One-Way
(estimated)
Trail Time
One-Way
(estimated)
Fishing
Packer
&
Horse
Pack &
Stock
Animal
Rainbow Brook Cutthroat
Trout
$120 $75
A Lane Lake 3mi 1hr x x x
B Roosevelt Lake 3mi 1hr x x x
C Poore Lake 3mi 1hr x x x
D Secret Lake 3mi 1hr x
$145 $85
E Hidden Lake 7mi 2hr
F Fremont Lake 9mi 3hr x x
G Chain of Lakes 11mi 4hr
H Lower Piute Meadows 10mi 3.5hr x
$160 $95
I Upper Long Lake 12mi 4hr x
J Lower Long Lake 12mi 4hr x
K Walker Meadows 11mi 4hr x x
L Upper Piute Meadows 16mi 5.5hr x
$175 $110
M Beartrap Lake 12mi 4hr x
N Harriet Lake 14mi 6hr x x
O Cora Lake 14mi 6hr x x
$205 $115
P Bonnie Lake 16mi 6hr x x
Q Stella Lake 16mi 6hr x x
R Cinko Lake 16mi 6hr x x
S Tower Canyon 18mi 6hr
$270 $155 T Dorothy Lake 20mi 7hr x

All rates are subject to change depending on availablity and/or special circumstances.

Parties traveling with children under the age of 10 years will require an additional Packer and Horse.

2017 Base Camp Trips

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Name Dates Location Availability
Trip #1 June 29 - July 2 Fremont Lake Available
Trip #2 July 27 - 30 Fremont Lake Available
Trip #3 August 24 - 27 Walker Meadows Closed
Trip #4 August 31 - September 3 Fremont Lake Available

A $125.00 per person deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Balance due 30 days before departure.

A minimum of 4 people per camp is required for the trip to take place.

Deposit refundable minus a $25.00 charge with a 30 day notice only.

If these dates do not work for you please contact us and we can make arrangements.

Important:

All riders must be at least 7 years old and under 265lbs. All trips are subject to extreme weather/environment cancellations.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.