The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go
~ John Muir
Are you feeling the pull of the mountains? Are you longing to unplug from your hectic life and find the deep connection and solitude that only wide-open spaces can give you? Does the idea of being deep in the backcountry, surrounded by wilderness, riding your steady Colorado trail horse to mystical places sound amazing?
Then join me this summer for a once-in-a-lifetime backcountry pack trip in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado and an immersion into the Weminuche Wilderness.
July 12th-19th, 2020
~Serenity, Spaciousness and Solitude~
Feel the wind on your face at the top of the world, mountain views all around, wildflowers dotting the landscape as you climb up to a high alpine lake
Try your hand at catching a trout or simple sit by the banks of the water and enjoy the deep peace of the land
Take a hike up to the top of the peak, feel your heart racing with pure freedom and a sense of accomplishment
Listen to the crackle of the campfire and share your stories, knowing that your horses are well-tended and resting for another day of adventures
Sleep on your warm, cozy cot inside your walled tent, just like the mountain folks have been doing for centuries
Enjoy gourmet camp food and be amazed at what the camp chefs can do with a few simple pots and pans
2 days in Durango to get to know your fellow riders, check out the town and relax before our backcountry trip.
An incredible trip on the Historic Durango train and a chance to wander and have lunch in the old mining town of Silverton.
A day to play with the horses on the ground, experience equine coaching and get comfortable with our equine partners before we head out on the trail.
5 days in some of the most beautiful mountain backcountry the you will ever experience.
Serenity, solitude and solace as you leave the crowds (and the world) behind for 5 days of unspoiled wilderness.
Ride to high ridges with endless views of 14,000 foot mountains, where wildflowers and wildlife abound.
Small group travel with a family outfitter that has been in the business for almost 70 years. Oh the stories to be told!
Gourmet camp meals! You’ll be amazed at what the camp chefs can do with a couple of pots and pans! And maybe even have some fresh trout that you caught from the high alpine lake nearby.
Deep connection with your horse and nature and a chance to discover the self that you’ve been missing.
2 nights stay in Durango (one before our pack trip and one after) where you will have a chance to explore, relax, shop and get to know your fellow riders
5 days immersed in the back country of the San Juan Mountains, with comfy walled tents and cots, gourmet camp meals and incredible horse riding
Your own horse for the week selected for your riding level, personality and preference
A ride on the rails on the Historic Durango train and a casual lunch and amble in Silverton
A day of equine coaching and discovering deep connection with your horses
A leisurely tube ride down the Animas river at the end of the trip (weather permitting) for some good, old-fashioned fun
4 private coaching calls prior to the trip so we can get to know each other and I can help you plan your perfect Tuscan trip and 1 private coaching call after the trip to catch up and revisit intentions for your life