The advantage of having pack mules is that you will be able to enjoy the back country with items you wouldn’t normally pack in on your own back. However, it’s important to balance the need for luxury with the 150-pound per mule limit.
Please keep in mind that the pack bags are limited in size. Please plan to bring coolers no larger than 48 quart as that size fits perfectly in the pack sack; clothing and food should be packed in canvas or other soft material no larger than 13” wide x 23” long x 15” deep. Many smaller containers are better than a few large ones, enabling the packers more flexibility in obtaining the correct weight and balance for each mule.
Bike shorts under jeans for comfort
Hat with a wide brim for sun protection
T-shirt under long-sleeve shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Riding shoes (hiking or riding boots--sneakers are not recommended)
Good cotton socks
Women - sports bra
HELPFUL TO HAVE WHILE RIDING
Saddle bags will be supplied for storing items.
Camel back water system for easy access to fluids
Leather gloves to protect hands (available at hardware store)
2nd pair of shoes (tivas are a great choice)
Rain Gear -- just in case of foul weather
WARM clothes for evening
Extra shorts, shirts and underclothes
PERSONAL GEAR TO BRING
Fishing Poles / Licenses / bait / fishing gear
Sleeping Bag and Pillow
Air Mattress Pump
Hatchet or Saw for cutting wood
Gas lamp and fuel
Propane stove and fuel
Cooking grill -- to put on the campfire
Cups that can burn after use
Dry ice or regular ice
Extra Water Bottles
First Aid Kit
Gallon Size Ziplock Bags
Green Scrubbing Sponge
Lighter or Matches / Fire Starter
POTS / PANS
- One large frying pan
- One large pot
- One small pot
Swiss Army or Leatherman Knife
Utensils for eating and cooking
Water Filter -- VERY important!
Wilderness Permit – MUST HAVE!