GENERAL DAILY ITINERARY
The jagged Wind River mountains are the backdrop to this spectacular country. All of the rides start at the beautiful White Pine ski hill, with several trails to choose from every day. Some days we’ll be climbing up to reach high mountain meadows with unbelievable vistas of the Wind River range. Other treks will take us to overlook the glacier-fed lakes around us, or when the trail conditions allow, we’ll slip into the Bridger Wilderness. There are two track trails, open meadows and sagebrush slopes that open up and offer opportunity for advanced riders to move out a a good long trot or lope. The Continental Divide, nicknamed the “backbone of the Rockies” is a geographic feature of the high country. Summer time temperatures seldom exceed 80 degrees and the nights are cool and pleasant at the camp, which is at 8500′ elevation.
The schedule varies from day to day, but you can plan on breakfast at 8:00 a.m. each morning, starting the ride before 10:00 a.m. on most days, and riding with short breaks interspersed, until lunchtime. We’ll “noon up” somewhere and have lunch, let the horses graze and rest for about an hour and then we’ll re-mount and go again for a few more hours, with short breaks throughout the afternoon. Arrival back at the home base is between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. just in time for hors de’ oeuvres and cocktails in our exclusive Saloon. Depending on the days’ riding and how many miles the group wants to cover, you can expect to be horseback an average about 5-6 hours and cover from 10-25 miles each day. There is also a great riding ring at our corral and we have opportunity for warm-up riding before we depart each day, working on confidence and skill-building, and regular and specialized horsemanship instruction as requested by any guest.