This short weekend getaway gets you right into the mountain scenery of Kananaskis Country. This area is famous for it’s beauty and has been featured in movies like “Brokeback Mountain”.
Whether this is a short getaway from daily life or to see a snippet of the wilderness while your are exploring Canada’s wild west – this trip will expose you to great views, sounds and scents and the feeling of being “out there”.
Day 1 (Friday) Arrive at the M&M Ranch near Bragg Creek at 10 am. After meeting the team, we will issue your kit bag (sleeping bag, sleeping mattress and duffle bag) and you have time to pack your personal items into the duffle bag. We will then meet the horses and get to know them while grooming, tacking and getting on them in the arena to adjust stirrups and get a feeling for the horse. After a picknick lunch at the ranch, we will load up and take a short drive to our trail head. We load up the packhorses with the gear and food for the next 2 days and set off on our 3 hour ride into Camp. We set up camp together and enjoy a good campfire cooked meal.
Day 2 (Saturday) After a hearty breakfast, we will set off on a day ride without packhorses over Jumping Pound Ridge. The views from the top are breathtaking. After about 6 hours we return to our camp.
Day 3 (Sunday) After breakfast we break camp and load up the packhorses who will depart with a wrangler. Depending on weather and interest in the group we can choose 2 different routes to return to our pick up location at Little Elbow where we will be collected around 4 pm. After returning to the ranch we will turn out the horses and say our farewell’s.
|Price per Person||$ 995 per person
(includes all meals, all camping gear needed, 2 guides)
|Pace and Terrain||Day 1: flat trails, all paces possible if group experience allows
Day 2: long up - and downhills, medium level of difficulty
Day 3: depending on route: easy to medium level
|Minimum Level of Experience required||Novices (has ridden on trail rides 2 hours or longer several times before)
Intermediate and better riders will also enjoy this trip
|Maximum group size||6 guests|
|Dates 2018||15 - 17 June
06 - 08 July
24 - 26 August
|Accommodation||2 nights in camp (pup tents and under tarps)|