SEQUOIA HIGH COUNTRY TREK WITH HORSE SUPPORT
Sequoia National Park - 5 1/2 days
California Alpine Guides
a division of International Alpine Guides.
TRANS SIERRA TO MOUNT WHITNEY HIKE OVERVIEW
This Sequoia horse supported trekking adventure takes in some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in Sequoia National Park. We provide horse support to a high basecamp, so you never have to hike with a heavy pack. If you are looking to see some of the best views in the backcountry of Sequoia National Park, but dont fancy carrying a heavy pack, then this is the trip for you.
We hike out of the Crescent Meadows area on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada along the High Sierra trail to establish a comfortable horse-supported basecamp. This allows us to take a few extra creature comforts such as camp chairs and gourmet food. From camp we spend three days exploring incredibly beautiful areas of Sequoia National Park. Day hike choices are the spectacular Valahalla area with it's soaring granite walls and domes, the beautifulTamarack Lakes area as well as visiting a remote Giant Sequoia grove.
Your local guide and naturlist will be available to interpret the natural history and show you some secret spots. Along the way there will be plenty of time for relaxation amid the incredible beauty and quiet of the Sequoia backcountry. Nights are spend around a campfire sampling gourmet backcountry cuisine and reflecting on the days adventures.
Food, Equipment & Lodging
We provide breakfast lunch, dinner and snacks prepared by your guide and backcountry chef from the time we meet till we part ways. We like to call our food "backcountry gourmet" which includes vegetables as well as freshly baked goods.
To make your trip easier for you we provide most of the gear you will need at no extra cost. We provide high quality backpacks, sleeping bags and pad, trekking poles, headlamp and eating utensils if needed. We also provide tents, all group cooking gear, first aid kit and water purification for the group. Our guides carry emergency two-way satellite communications devices at all times.
SEQUOIA HIKE SKILL & EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Very good physical conditioning is required. Previous hiking experience is required.
Custom dates also available for private groups
- Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner prepared by your guide while in the field
- Professional local mountain guides certified in emergency wilderness medicine, food handling & Leave No Trace Principles & trained in local natural history.
- Backpacks, sleeping bag and pad, trekking poles and eating utensils if needed
- Tents, all group camping gear and permits
- Horse supported trek into base camp. Horses can carry up to 40 lbs of personal gear per person