Gear List

Recommendations:
If you want to get the most out of your back country excursion, here are some helpful suggestions on what to bring.
Trail Rides:
Small saddle bags are provided for light gear on short trips.  Be aware the weather can change quickly in the mountains.
  1. Pants - shorts not recommended
  2. Closed toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals
  3. Rain gear (pants and a jacket) - No ponchos, they blow in the wind and scare the horses
  4. Light jacket/sweater
  5. Gloves
  6. Hat and sunglasses
  7. Sunscreen and bug spray
  8. Water bottle 
  9. Snacks (unless food is being provided by CCO)
  10. Cameras
  11. Toilet paper
  12. Dark glasses
  13. Toiletries
Overnight and Fishing Trips:
  1. Pants - shorts not recommended
  2. Closed toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals
  3. Rain gear (pants and jacket) - No ponchos, they blow in the wind and scare the horses
  4. Light jacket/sweater
  5. Gloves
  6. Hat and sunglasses
  7. Sunscreen and bug spray
  8. Water bottle 
  9. Snacks (unless food is being provided by CCO)
  10. Cameras
  11. Toilet paper (wet wipes are man's best friend up in the high country)
  12. Sleeping bag
  13. Medication
  14. Groceries/water
  15. Water filter
  16. Fishing equipment 
  17. Prepurchased fishing license (CCO does not provide)
Hunting Trips:
  1. Pants - shorts not recommended
  2. Closed toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals
  3. Rain gear (pants and jacket) - No ponchos, they blow in the wind and scare the horses
  4. Jacket/sweaters
  5. Extra clothes (don't forget extra socks and underwear)
  6. Gloves
  7. Hat and sunglasses
  8. Sunscreen and bug spray
  9. Water bottle 
  10. Food (unless food is being provided by CCO)
  11. Cameras
  12. Toilet paper (wet wipes are man's best friend up in the high country)
  13. Paper towels
  14. Sleeping bag (Rated to at least -25* F)
  15. Medication
  16. Groceries/water
  17. Water filter
  18. Fishing equipment 
  19. Prepurchased fishing license (CCO does not provide)
  20. Rifle or muzzleloader plus ammunition (CCO will provide a scabbord to carry your firearm on the horses)
  21. Bow (CCO highly recommends a backpack, such as the Eberlestock, to carry your bow in. Slings work as well. CCO recommends not bringing soft cases or hard cases to be packed on the horses. The soft cases don't provide enough protection if the pack horse should hit the case on a tree, and the hard cases are extremely difficult to pack. PVC pipe with caps on both ends works great for carrying extra arrows.)
  22. Thermals/longjohns
  23. Headlights/flashlight with extra batteries
  24. Hunting license to be purchased before the trip (CCO does not supply the license, and it is not part of the trip's cost)
  25. Multiple knives, or a knife sharpener, as knives dull very quickly when field dressing game
  26. Game bags
  27. An extra pair of hiking boots in case one pair gets wet
  28. A lighter/matches
  29. Flagging tape
  30. Bandaids in case of blisters