Packers in the Sierra

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Re: Packers in the Sierra

Post by oldranger » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:29 am

Notice that the list includes just eastside Packers and those just s. of Yosemite. There are several w. side pack stations and another at Levitt Meadows that I have used. Anyone considering using a packer is welcome to contact me as I have regularly been using packers on the first day of 10 + day trips for several years. Plus I had seven seasons as a stock ranger for NPS and know the ins and outs of packing stock and the pack station business.


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Re: Packers in the Sierra

Post by ERIC » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:15 am

The Western High Sierra Packers Association website appears to no longer exist, but I was able to pull up this old page that lists more pack operations using archive.org:

https://web.archive.org/web/20161102082 ... ckers.html
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Re: Packers in the Sierra

Post by rlown » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:20 am

I too, did a search and only found old docs.

OR, if you have a list of packers that you've used on the West side, please post them with a comment on each if you've had experience with them.

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Re: Packers in the Sierra

Post by ERIC » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:23 pm

I can vouch for High Sierra and D&F being good. Lost Valley are family friends of ours. They do very limited spot packing these days, but you can give them a try.
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Re: Packers in the Sierra

Post by bobby49 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:57 pm

Packers ran into problems over liability insurance. Some insurance companies simply don't want to deal with that kind of "animal" liability. I mean, pack mules and horses don't even have air bags.

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