Gold Country Horse Pack Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Thursday
12:00 - 2:00: Arrive at the North End Stage Stop B & B, in Quincy, adjacent to L&L Ranch and Pack Station; check-in, drop luggage. Then begin a historical tour at the Plumas County Museum as the Curator gives you the rich history of each stop during your pack trip. When finish, you will stroll down to Café Le Coq, for our icebreaker French cooking class - a 5-course meal. Next, we’ll walk across the street to the Farmer’s Market to enjoy unique local music while picking your favorite produce. Later return to the L&L Ranch to preview, pick horses and be fitted to your tack. Settle down for the evening while surveying maps of the weekend trails and routes – make an early night for early rise.
Day 2: Friday
7:30 am – 9:00 pm: Begin the day over a fresh cup of coffee. Join wranglers loading hay truck and feeding the horses. Return to enjoy a resplendent breakfast with Christina. Load packs, saddle up and hit the trailhead at a leisurely pace. Two hours later have a BBQ lunch at the OC Pack Station along the river. Then head out to the Nordt Ranch. While in route, you will have a choice at the crossroads to take the extended trails, with the Head Wrangler, for a quicker paced ride or drop down into camp with the Packer. The Head Wrangler will take you on an hour and a half long tour. This tour is a steeper more challenging route to rugged Lost Lake and then back to camp. The Packer will take you in to the homestead camp for a relaxing afternoon of instructional gold panning, fishing or book reading while you soak your feet in the creek. Later, everyone will make camp and settle down for a superb campfire cooked meal, bonfire, folklore and guitar sing-a-long. Our Head Wrangler will regale you with his traditional songs of the trail.