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Day 1: Thibaut Field to Big Pine
Breakfast at dawn and we leave the corral at 7:00 AM. T he riders head out for the first four miles along the aqueduct and get used to their horses. When the horses catch up with us, we keep the horses held back as we ride east of the Owens River. There is alkaline grass meadows, tules, sage brush, camel thorn and plenty of dust. We'll stop for lunch at 10:30 to 11:00 alongside of the Owens River. Those wanting to get off and head to the hot springs and camp on Baker Creek can take the afternoon off. The afternoon ride is approximately four hours past Tinnemaha Reservoir and up the Valley. Its tough riding in the heat over 100 degrees...its the real thing. We swim in the huge pool at Keoughs Hot Springs and camp alongside Big Pine Creek.

Day 2: Zurich to Bishop
We start at dawn and spend four hours riding along the base of the Inyo Mountains. Spectacular views of the Palisade Glacier and the Sierra Nevada. We follow the old narrow gauge railroad and ride through the ruins of the old farms and ranches of the Owens Valley. After lunch, we cross 395...always one of the highlights of the trip. Those wanting to head to camp early can get off at lunch. We ride for three hours in the afternoon and skirt the southside of Bishop. Camp is at Millpond with a lake, showers and a great place for music. We celebrate Fathers Day with fiddlin, guitar playing and plenty of ice cream and cake.

Looking Back from Swall Meadow Camp Day 3: Bishop to Swall Meadows
We travel the stock drive route through Round Valley and start to climb up Old Sherwin Grade on the original wagon road. The sagebrush gives way to pinyon pine forest. The last night we spend in Jeffrey Pine Forest alternating with meadows and Alders alongside of streams that come out of springs just above camp. Panoramic views of the White Mountains and you can see where we rode up through the Owens and Round Valleys.

The Lower Corral is in Sight! Day4: Swall Meadows to Upper Rock Creek
We climb up Sand Canyon and follow the original wagon road into Rock Creek Lake. In less than two hours we are at 9-10,000ft riding through high mountain meadows with the snow covered peaks surrounding the riders. After a leisurely lunch, we ride to the East Fork of Rock Creek and take the trail down to the Lower Corral. Expect to be at your cars by 3pm. We host a celebration banquet at 6 PM in Bishop.



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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 and Mustang Trips are are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 3% USFS fee.


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