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Yellowstone Park Backcountry Pack Trip
"In the Saddle on the Nez Perce Trail"

2000 Pack Trips Cancelled

Sunday, August 6th through Saturday, August 12th--Reserved
(Nez Perce Scholarship Program)

Sunday, August 20th through Saturday August 26th--Open (7 Reservations)

Elk--Yellowstone Park

Join Nez Perce historian, Stan Hoggatt, and co-host and hostess Spencer & Allison Dominick from the 7 D Ranch on their seven-day Discovery Vacation Pack Trip--"In the Saddle on the Nez Perce Trail." You'll explore a wide variety of flora and fauna in the midst of the breath-taking Absaroka Mountains. Fly-Fishing for Yellowstone's famous Cutthroat Trout in the evenings or during camp days will thrill any angler, and you are certain to want to try your angling skills along with other guests. Hiking up to the top of Saddle Mountain or the top of Hoodoo Mountain provides you with a breathtaking view of the majesty of Yellowstone Park that will be etched in your memory forever. You are certain to enjoy exploring ancient archeological sites where Native Americans camped and made arrowheads and other tools from the obsidian found at the Obsidian Cliffs of Yellowstone. Wildlife and photographic opportunities abound at every turn. You may see buffalo, elk, grizzly bear, or even wolf in the areas you will be riding through.

Marshall Dominick
Upper Lamar Trail

Allison Dominick & Joyce Anderson
Upper Lamar Lunch Break

Guests that choose to can be full participants in camp life, wrangling and other pack trip experiences including helping with packing the pack animals in the mornings and when arriving at a new campsite. If you have never saddled your own horse and don't have the experience to do this but would like to, then you can. You'll receive excellent help and guidance from your capable guides and hosts. Before the week is out, you'll be saddling your own horse and helping with its care on the trail. Gathering wood, pitching your tent, making a campfire, or fetching water can be a part of your pack trip experience as well. You are certain to enjoy the outdoor experiences of our seven-day Discovery Vacation while you learn of Nez Perce history and their historical flight through Yellowstone.

Nez Perce Village
Big Hole National Battlefield

The epic struggle of the Nez Perce people to protect their ancestral lands is a classic story of man's will to persevere. The saga of their flight through Yellowstone Park as they escaped from the relentless pursuit of the US Army under the command of General Howard is heartrending history. The Nez Perce fled through Yellowstone Park's backcountry with between 700 and 750 men, women, and children and between 2,000 and 2,500 horses. This pristine wilderness remains today much as it was when the Nez Perce traversed its majestic mountain peaks, rode along its rushing streams, and made camp in its lush mountain meadows. Stan Hoggatt, Nez Perce lecturer and historian, will take you back to yesteryear with his campfire stories about Nez Perce history and western settlement. As you ride along the trail taken by the Nez Perce people and their leaders Chief Looking Glass, Chief Joseph, Chief Lean Elk, Chief White Bird and others during the War of 1877, Stan will take time out for interpretive presentations

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Arrival in Cody, Wyoming
On the Trail
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