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Pacific Crest Trail Pack Out

This is another cooperative effort. The Pacific Crest Trail Association has volunteers who don't have horses who are willing to spend a week improving the trail. We help them by packing their tools and supplies in and out. It's a win-win-win-win situation; the PCTA folks get better supplies and better tools than they would if they backpacked in, we get a sense of satisfaction and a really good excuse to spend the weekend riding through some spectacular mountains, the USFS, chronically underfunded, gets the benefit of volunteer labor, and everyone who rides or hikes the PCT gets a better trail.

These are from the Pennsylvania Creek trail project on August 20, 2011. We had packed them in the week before with Carl and Julie Perry, Gary and Michele Cain, and Dennis and Loretta Serpa. We had 10 pack loads coming out, with Anthony Alamo, Lloyd Erlandson, Dave Harrison, Dave Moser, Van Pender, and Dennis Serpa all lending a hand - and a horse or mule.

All photos courtesy of Dennis Serpa.

Group of pack mules


Men, pack mules and pack horses


Men, pack mules and pack horses


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Trail seen over a mule's ears


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string crossing a snow patch


Pack string crossing a snow patch


Pack string crossing a snow patch


Pack string crossing a snow patch


Pack string crossing a snow patch


Pack string crossing a snow patch


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string in the High Sierra


Pack string and stock trailer


Pack string and stock trailer


Cowboys in front of stock trailer

Dave Moser, Lloyd Erlandson, Anthony Alamo, Van Pender, Dave Harrison (Forest Service) and Bill Holt (PCTA volunteer).


Cowboys in front of stock trailer

Dave Moser, Lloyd Erlandson, Anthony Alamo, Van Pender, Dave Harrison (Forest Service) and Bill Holt (PCTA volunteer)


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