riding in the Bishop Creek Canyon is steeped in tradition
with Rainbow Pack Outfitters operating since 1924.
1930's Pack Train
On the Long
Lake Trail in the good ol' days!
Pack Train at
Parchers Resort circa the 1940's
Fun Facts about
Pack Trains and the Bishop Creek Canyon
1. Some folks may not realize this but
virtually all of the hiking trails in the Bishop Creek
Drainage were blazed by packers using mules or horses.
2. Do you know how trout were introduced
to the higher elevation backcountry lakes? In many cases
trout fry were carried in milk jugs and transported by
3. Pack stock allow us to enjoy the
splendor of our National Forests regardless of age or
disability. We feel strongly that all Americans are
entitled to visit our wilderness areas and that it is
through enjoyment of these incredible places that
appreciation is born and conservation succeeds.
stocking Long Lake with trout