Lazy VU outfit in the Rocky Mountains. The pack-string rides through a mountain valley.
John rides one of his paint quarter horses.


Planet Creek in the Wilmore Wilderness.
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The camp cooktent.Pack trips are "all inclusive". The Lazy VU provides all of the meals, a sleeping tent for accommodations, a cook tent for dining in, and of course, all of the horses and gear you will need for your adventure. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and other personal gear. For a complete list look at our "What to Bring" page.
Packing up the horses for the first day of the pack trip.

The first day of your pack trip, everyone will meet at the trail head. If you need transportation from the town of Hinton, arrangements can be made.

Resting on top of a mountain pass.
A guide travels with the guests while the rest of the crew and all of the pack horses go ahead to set up camp. This way, trail rides can be made at a leisurely pace, with plenty of time for lunch and picture taking. Rides average in length from 4 to 6 hours

Meals are cooked on a wood stove that is packed in by horse. No worries that grub may be in short supply.

The cook-stove horse has a big responsibiliy to carry.Full course meals complete with salad and fresh baking make it unlikely that anyone will go hungry. Pies, cakes, cookies, and fresh bread are just some of the wonders that turn out surprisingly well on a wood stove.

A sack lunch is provided for move days, with the occasional"smoky" roast thrown in for something different.

Fresh buns for supper cooked on the wood stove.
Wilderness bar.Alcoholic beverages are not included, but horse power is plentiful if you wish to bring your own.

Streams of the Wilmore are known for their Dolly Varden. A catch and release regulation makes the eating of these fish out of the question, but it doesn't stop the fun of catching them. Other fish such as Whitefish can be thrown in the pan and cooked up for supper.

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