The five-day horseback camping vacation is an educational time for the entire family. Ride one of our pleasant and well-mannered horses. Ken will personally match your riding ability with one of our premier ranch horses. We will take the time to acquaint you with your horse and give you a chance to get to know him. All of our horses are gentle with many miles of trails behind them, thus helping any type of rider feel confident and relaxed to ensure a great mountain camp- trip experience.
To hold a spot on this wonderful trip please mail a check written to White Mountain Outfitters. Mail it to Ken McNabb, Attn: Michaela Miller P.O. Box 411, Broadus, MT. 59317. If you would like to pay by credit card please call the office and leave a message 307-645-3149. We will return a call to get your information. The package for the week is $2,000 and to hold your spot 1/2 of the cost is required, so your deposit is $1000. This deposit is non-refundable. Your remaining payment is due two-weeks prior to the trip.
We have a Sunday pickup at 11:15 at the Hotel & Convention Center in Billings, Montana. They have shuttles every thirty minutes to and from the airport. If you are driving in we will meet in Lovell, Wyoming on Sunday at 3:00 PM, in the large parking lot beside the Conoco Gas Station, 575 E. Main Street, Lovell, WY 82431. Fishing licenses can be purchased here and there is a bait and tackle shop across the street for any last minute purchases needed for fisherman.
On Friday, there will be a morning ride with brunch and drop you off between 5-7 pm at the Hotel & Convention Center in Billings, Montana
We do not have a luggage weight.
There is campground close by for those interested in camping before/after the pack trip. Lovell Camper Park (307-548-6551) is in town, Horseshoe Bend Campgrounds (406-666-2412) is 35 minutes out of Lovell. Horseshoe bend has some beautiful scenery and is part of the Pryor Mountains. This is also a few miles from the wild horse range where you can almost always see wild horses. Another great spot a few miles further is to explore Devils Overlook Canyon, a highly recommended place to visit. Barry’s Landing is an additional nearby breathtaking area to explore.
For those bringing pets Franklin Boarding Kennel (307-754-5909) is a good place to use.
You will be assigned with your spouse/family or if you are coming with friends to your own sleeping accommodations in one of our roomy Cabela’s tents along with a Cabela’s cot for you to sleep on.
For your meals, you will enjoy Camp Cooking at its best either in our spacious dining tent or around the campfire. Some meals include ribeye’s, wild game stew, and BBQ ribs. A full hot breakfast will be served. Evenings are spent in the traditional western style, telling campfire stories and even campfire music on some nights under the big sky country.
Throughout the week we will enjoy beautiful trail riding daily, unbelievable mountain vistas, campfire camaraderie, and develop life-long friendships with other guests. As you ride you will have incredible photographic opportunities and captivating experiences you will never forget. The Big Horn Mountains provide majestic scenery and you will have many opportunities to see a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, elk, mule deer or antelope. You may wake up some morning to find a herd of elk or a solitary moose grazing among the tents. Eagles are a common sight along with a multitude of smaller species of birds and mammals.
Every morning right after breakfast, we ride out through alpine meadows and fields of wild flowers to sights of deep canyons and sparkling streams. Rise early to watch the horses wrangled into camp or for more adventurous spirits get up even earlier and help wrangle yourself. One of the rides will be to Bucking Mule Falls; it is a gorgeous, all day, 8 mile canyon ride.
Fishing is available for all guests riding and non-riders. Fishing gear is not provided, therefore if you would like to fish you need to bring your own equipment. You can buy a fishing license at the gas station before going up the mountains. Fish for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. These mountain streams are easily accessible by horseback or hiking. It is fly-fishing at its best. A Gold panning is another activity that is available during the week.
All guests with your gear and luggage enjoy a wagon ride into camp.