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Outside Magazine, Adventure Mecca 2006
Highlighted our Thorofare trip as the most remote pack trip in the lower 48 states.
Wolf Reintroduction Team
Current Program Director, Mr. Doug Smith.
On several occasions Doug has contacted Wilderness Pack Trips to help provide services and horses to enable him and the NPS to provide better service to VIP’s and film crews for public relation issues on the wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
Other members of this original team were Mr. Mike Phillips, currently with Ted Turner’s Wildlife and Properties and Dr. Mark Johnson, DVM. of Global Wildlife Resources.
Yellowstone National Park
Chief Resource Manager, Glen Plum called on us to provide day ride for VIP’s intending to provide research on disease potentials in canines.
Producer Bryan Armstrong chose us to provide riding horses and pack animals for transporting crew and gear for filming the Petrified FOrests and wolf kill sites for an upcoming documentary on Yellowstone.
Ted Turner sent an "Animation Crew" with Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. and Park Personnel to gain a better sense of the wolves and their habitat in remote Backcountry locations in Yellowstone National Park for a future animated film.
Peter Busch and film makers, Ray Ponavich and Collin Phillips were granted exclusive rights to the filming of the reintroduction process of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park. Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. was called on to provide riding horses and pack animals for transporting crew and film gear into remote locations of Yellowstone National Park.
National Geographic Explorer
Host, Boyd Mattson called on Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. to provide riding horses for introducing programs on Yellowstone National Park.
Travel Channel's Lonely Planet Treks
Chose Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. to provide an exclusive Backcountry Horseback Adventure for a series televised "Only in America."
The CBS Early Show
Host Harry Smith and his family chose us to pack them into the remote backcountry for a once in a lifetime experience.
Distinctly Montana Magazine. "Soaring through the backcountry" by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
The best of Montana’s horse pack trips offer relaxation, individual attention, and the chance to see the state’s scenic splendor up close and personal.
Bob Lantis teamed up with National Geographic Explorer to film a wolf documentary in Yellowstone National Park. Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. was again chosen to provide riding horses and pack animals to transport crew and gear into remote Backcountry wolf habitat.
Award winning Photojournalist
Patrick Davidson, joined Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. on a day ride into the Backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Several newspaper articles were generated by this day in the Backcountry, including a feature in the Rocky Mountain Times and the San Francisco Examiner.
Yellowstone Association Institute
Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. designed the curriculumn for the only horsepacking course offered in any National Park. This one of a kind program provided educationally based horse packing and Backcountry low impact camping. Although, Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. is no longer providing this service to YAI, our themes and itineraries have been maintained by the Institute.
Men's Journal Magazine
Called on Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. to provide services, riding horses and pack animals to transport photographer, Anthony Mandler to photograph Backcountry Ranger, Bob Jackson for an upcoming article.
Author and photojournalist
Sherry Shahan spent a week with Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. in the Backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, generating feature articles and photographs on her travels and experience in Yellowstone.
Editor, Beverly Magley joined Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc. on an educationally based pack trip into a remote area of Yellowstone National Park, documented her enjoyable experience in an article titled: YELLOWSTONE-BEST FIELD TRIPS EVER (Sign me up!)
As you have read, we have provided services, horses and pack animals for some highly publicized figures and entities, but we still thoroughly enjoy each and every guest we take on a pack trip or day ride, as they are our connection to the Backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.
Mike and Erin Thompson
Wilderness Pack Trips, Inc.
172 E. River Rd.
Emigrant, MT 59027