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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 Each horse or mule
Little Lakes Valley $430 $265
Hilton Lakes & Tamarack Lakes Area $460 $265
Gold Creek & Fourth Recess Lake $525 $330
Confluence of 4th Recess Creek & Gold Creek to Third Recess, Pioneer Basin Lake #1 $630 $420
Hopkins Basin & Mono Creek to Second Recess $675 $450
Anvil Camp (Shepherd Pass trail) * $1600 $650
Top of Taboose & Sawmill Pass * $1750 $950
Woods Basin, Bench Lake * $2110 $1100
*Operated by Rock Creek Pack Station as Mt. Whitney Pack Train. Handling fee includes trucking of livestock to trailhead and packer's fee.
Click HERE to submit a reservation.

For destinations in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks -from Shepherd, Sawmill, Taboose Trailheads, click here .

We rent aluminum BEAR-PROOF BOXES 12"x20"x22.5" for $8/day.
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The Forest Service limits pack stock by a 1:1.5 stock-to-person ratio.
Spot trip rate will include mules up to the limit allowed in the roundtrip fee.
Number of
Number of
Allowable Pack
1 1
2 &3 2
4 3
5 & 6 4
7 5
8 & 9 6
10 7
11 & 12 8
13 9
14 & 15 10

There will be a minimum of $300 per person per day of service into the Mt. Whitney Management Area.
This includes all of Rock Creek, Miter Basin, Crabtree and Wallace Creek areas.
The 3% SEKI fee and 3% USFS fee are in addition to the $300 fee per person.
There is a minimum of $250 per person per day for service into the Cottonwood Lakes Basin.

** Handling Fee may increase to the degree so that the charges result in a minimum $110 per person per day for trips to Davis Lake and Lake #2.
** Handling fee is charged for each 5 head or portion thereof.
** We pack 150 pounds per mule or less, if bulk, volume and dimensions of load require an additional mule.
** Expect gear packed out to pack station to arrive late afternoon. Early arrival can be arranged by written agreement and additional fees.

** Note that there is a 2% USFS fee and 8% fee to cover regulatory changes and a 3% fee for Yosemite National Park.
** Note that there is a $15 per person fee to cover the monitoring

Call us TODAY at 760-872-8331 for a quick response to your questions.
You can email us, also.

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Rock Creek Pack Station, Inc operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.
All Trail Rides and Packing Schools are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 2% USFS fee.
Horse Drives are are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 3% USFS fee.
Mustang Trips are are subject to a 3% USFS fee.
Trips traveling in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are subject to an additional 3% park use fee.

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Last Updated: April 12, 2024
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