|Thursday, February 23rd, 2017||Sky High Valley Ranches Ltd.||Whitehorse, YT °C|
|Can $1,180.00 + GST/Person|
Room in Whitehorse Can $149.00 + GST add.
|Min 2 Participants, Max. 6 participants / Guide|
This tour is a wilderness adventure on horseback that will take you into some of the most spectacular back country of the Yukon! Experienced Sky High Wilderness Ranch staff will guide you through the pristine wilderness in the coastal mountains of Southern Yukon. Ride across majestic mountain ridges, across creeks and through peaceful valleys.
* This week is packed with rugged wilderness adventure on horseback. Our trails are not groomed - they are wilderness trails that our Yukon Wildlife use, so expect rocky patches, narrow willow lined trails, tree branches, wet areas, bugs/mosquitoes etc.
* We do recommend that you arrive the day before your tour. Whether you arrive the day of your tour or days before don't worry we'll take care of you. Pre and Post nights can be booked for you upon request.
*High lights of the tour include: 1. Bonneville Lakes - the trail leads into the trees and climbs above tree line to witness epic views from every angle. 2. Jackson Lake - a peaceful oasis from the outside world 3. Coal Lake Trapper Cabin - a historic trapper's cabin on a working trap line. 4. Mt McIntyre Ridge - the trails wind through trees and above tree line to spectacular views of Whitehorse on one side and Fish Lake Valley on the other.
Day one you will be picked up at 10 AM by our van from Whitehorse hotel. Here you have the chance to do some shopping for items that you may need for your trip. Once we arrive at the Ranch, you will have a brief tour as you get a feel of the rich history of Sky High Wilderness Ranch and Fish Lake. Settle into your room in the main Lodge. Enjoy a light lunch with your guide and discuss the coming adventure. Meet your horse and participate in a horse back intro - where your guide will give a brief safety lesson and then instruct you on the proper care of horses as well as the correct procedure to halter and saddle your horse. Saddle up and head out on your very first short ride. Breathe deeply the fresh mountain air as you stroll through the Fish Lake Valley taking in all the scents and sounds of a summer day. (L, D)
Each day, after bringing the horses to the main yard and feeding them breakfast, enjoy a "human" breakfast in the main lodge. Next you will pack a lunch, prepare your horse and head out into some of the most spectacular landscapes the Yukon has to offer. Don't forget to pack your camera as this area is a photographer's paradise! Take in the beauty as you ride through peaceful valleys, on majestic Mountain ridges, through meadows and across creeks. Wildlife are abundant in the area and you have a chance to see; fox, rabbits, squirrels, lynx, coyote, moose, bear and caribou. Head back to main lodge for dinner and some relaxation. Overnight Lodge (B, L, D)
Spend some peaceful moments in the company of your horse while you tend to their breakfast and head to the lodge for your breakfast. Today we ride next to beautiful Fish Lake and over Fish Creek towards Bonneville Ridge. Head up the trail into the trees and climb above tree line to witness epic views from every angle. Wind across the ridge and down the trail to find a perfect spot for lunch on the shores of Bonneville Lakes. Take this opportunity to take photos and relax before mounting your horse to explore the rolling ridges. End your day back at the ranch where you will give one last hug to your new four legged friend, pack your bag and head back to Whitehorse hotel.(B,L)
|Ξ Wind/Rain Jacket|
|Ξ Wind/Rain Pants|
|Ξ Hiking Boots|
|Ξ Wool Socks - 3 pairs|
|Ξ Long Underwear(pants) - 1 pair|
|Ξ Undershirt - 1 pair|
|Ξ Water Bottle|
|Ξ Light Gloves|
|Ξ Headlamp(August & September)|
|Ξ Indoor Shoes or Slippers|
|Ξ Transfer from and to Whitehorse||Ξ Alcoholic beverages (we buy jointly before the tour)|
|Ξ Last night accommodation in Whitehorse (1 night double room)||Ξ Sleeping bag: CAD $45 each item. Payable upon arrival in cash or credit card|
|Ξ Accommodation in cabins/lodge - double occupancy||Ξ Meals in restaurants (dinner day 4, breakfast day 1)|
|Ξ All meals including non-alcoholic beverages, except dinner day 4, breakfast day 1 in Whitehorse||Ξ All expenses of personal nature|
|Ξ use of horses saddles and tack||Ξ Gratuity|
|Ξ Single room in Whitehorse, or pre/post tour night|
* We strongly advise that you purchase travel/cancellation insurance before traveling.
* The camps have no power or telephone, showers are of basic gravity fed nature and not available in tent camp. Shower and sauna at Lodge.
* We point out, that unforeseeable circumstances such as weather conditions, extreme temperatures or illness of the horses may force us to change this itinerary.
* You will be required to sign a "release of claims and waiver of liability form" prior to the departure of this tour.
* Please read our Terms of Business page before booking