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Yellowstone Horseback Riding and Camping Checklist
The following is a list (printable version) of suggested items for you to wear or carry in your duffel or saddlebag for a six-day horseback riding pack trip. We provide both the duffel and saddlebag. There is a 20 pound limit for the duffel bag (which will be carried by a pack animal) and includes your sleeping bag, but not your sleeping pad. The saddlebags will be tied to the back of your saddle where you will have access to any item in it during the ride in and out of camp. We encourage you to bring unscented, biodegradable and environmentally friendly toiletry products.
____Camp shoes (sneakers)
____Lightweight sleeping bag (+5 to 0 degree rating, you will be warm)
____Inflatable open cell sleeping pad-full body length (Thermarest type)
____Two (2) long-sleeved shirts
____Two (2) short-sleeved shirts
____One (1) heavy sweater or down vest
____One (1) change of pants
____Five (5) pairs of socks/underwear
____One (1) set of thermal underwear (not cotton)
____Towel and toiletries
____Personal flasks and goodies (No Breakable Bottles)
____Reading, writing or drawing materials
____Gaiters are great for early mornings, as the grass can be quite dewy
____Camera, batteries, film or card
____Hat with sun protecting brim
____Jack knife or multi-use tool
____Pepper Spray (optional but recommended)
____Headlight and extra batteries
____Toiletries that are breakable (use a zip lock bag)
____optional *Personal water filter, straw or bottle top type or hydration pack (Camelback type)
Items lashed to your saddle
____Winter jacket, rain pants and rain jacket or long riding “Dusters” (NO Ponchos!)
*Lunch and water bottle provided
*Sleeping pad will be packed with the camp gear, not in you duffel.
*Any fishing rods must be in hard cases.
*Please think about usefulness and lightweight when packing.
** This checklist was designed for a six day pack trip.
Mike and Erin Thompson
Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc.
172 E. River Rd.
Emigrant, MT 59027