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Aug 16, 2014
Late in the game and late to the dance...but with recent injuries and not wanting to schlep a heavy pack, I'm trying to find a horse to do a gear drop labor day weekend…drop off near Cirque on 29th and pack out on 2nd…have tried every major outfitter but of course they're booked. Any solo operators out there or larger groups going in that weekend with room for a pack or two? Shameless Shaemus
From Cottonwood Heights, UT
Joined Jun 3, 2009
78 points
Aug 16, 2014
on belay
The Diamond4 is a great outfit if you can come in from the Lander side. diamond4ranch.com/SelfGuided.H...

The trail is longer, but less steep.
Steve Jones
Joined Jun 6, 2011
122 points
Aug 16, 2014
Cold day at Smug's
I've seen horsepackers up at Deep Lake, but I didn't think they could go to the Cirque? csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
209 points
Aug 16, 2014
Gallatin Canyon
You could try these folks. I can't speak yea or nay of their services, never having used them, but they've got their hand in the air. Ace in the Hole Packers, (they have a website... have not looked at that, either); 307 413-7748. Suerte. (If you happen to make plans with them it'd be good to know how it works out.) Andrew Carson
From Wilson, WY
Joined Jun 19, 2006
1,623 points
Aug 16, 2014
Thanks folks, yeah just trying to get some of our load into deep creek. Obviously with the big weekend, virtually every outfitter is booked solid. Would be glad to throw some cash to any parties heading in that have room on a pack train…

I guess the years of bump skiing, peak bagging, climbing falls and jumping out of various windows wasted have finally caught up with me…
Shameless Shaemus
From Cottonwood Heights, UT
Joined Jun 3, 2009
78 points
Aug 16, 2014
For Cirque of the Towers, Allen's Diamond Four Ranch packs as high as the outlet of Lonesome Lake ... first class outfit and one does not have to hike in with the horses .

... but it sounds like they are booked up?

(belatedly see you are heading to perhaps a different area)
Bill Lawry
From New Mexico
Joined Apr 16, 2006
1,604 points
Aug 16, 2014
on belay
csproul wrote:
I've seen horsepackers up at Deep Lake, but I didn't think they could go to the Cirque?


The do go into the Cirque, at least to the Lander side of the little lake.
Steve Jones
Joined Jun 6, 2011
122 points
Aug 17, 2014
5.6+
Just got back from five days of climbing in the Cirque.
We used Ace In The Hole Outfitters to get us up from the Big Sandy trailhead to North Creek. Then we carried 75 LB packs the rest of the way up to the Cirque.
The service we received was exceptional. 4 horses. 2 climbers. 1cowboy guide. 1horse with a cross buck saddle for the packs. We sipped whiskey and heard tales of horse back adventure. Awesome. Josiah is the cowboy guide. He made the ride very cool.
Erick is the boss.
And they were EARLY for the pick up a week later. These guys rock.
aceintheholeoutfitters.com
PM me if you need more info.
-Rick
Rick McL
From Arvada CO
Joined Feb 24, 2009
39 points
Aug 17, 2014
Thanks Rick! Sounds like a great trip and fantastic outfitter. Left a message a few days back on previous recommendation but haven't heard back, hope we can get them for the 29th…how were the mosquitos and afternoon weather? Shameless Shaemus
From Cottonwood Heights, UT
Joined Jun 3, 2009
78 points
Aug 18, 2014
5.6+
Mosquitoes were there but not a major issue for me. I slathered the DEET. Some people did have head nets on though while they were lounging around camp.
The weather was dependent on what system was moving through the area. We had high pressure for a few days, very little rain, and then low pressure with some major down pours. We did some pitches in the rain and an hour later the sun came out and we were back to climbing fast on dry rock. Be prepared for all conditions.
There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. Be ready.
Rick McL
From Arvada CO
Joined Feb 24, 2009
39 points


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