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Accommodations: Tents - bring your own sleeping bag/pad

Dates: Hosted trip Aug 6-9, 2015, other trips available

e-mail: garye@americanfly.com

Length of Stay : 4 days/3 nights

Location: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite Nat'l Forest

Not Included: Sleeping bag, Fishing gear, liquor, fishing license

Phone for reservations: 800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Paul

Price : $950/person

Provided: 4 days fishing, horse, tent, food

Species: Spawner Rainbow, Rainbow/Golden hybrid, Golden, Brookie, Rainbow

Frontier Pack Train - June Lake, CA
Frontier Pack Train - June Lake, CA

Come get away from it all and explore the magnificent Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams / Minaret Wilderness with us. A perfect vacation awaits you in an uncrowded mountain area with clear blue skies, sparkling streams, and lakes teaming with trout. Discover the endless adventure of a wilderness back country trip, free of stress, in a comfortable atmosphere that lets you truly relax.

The Fishing:
Frontier Pack Station offers Golden Trout Pack Trips in the solitude of the beautiful Ansel Adams Wilderness near Yosemite National Park. We'll show you the best fishing spots, set up camp in the most picturesque places and treat you to mountain gourmet food around the campfire. We have been outfitting fishing trips for the past twelve years and have selected the very best camps and fishing spots possible.

Let us take you to some of nature's finest vacation spots in the Sierra, whether you want to hike or go by horseback, fish or lay in the sun, we will provide you with a first-class experience you are sure never to forget. Kent and Dave Dohnel have 35 years of accumulated packing experience in the Sierra. Our staff of women and men wranglers, cooks and assistants are some of the most experienced and personable that you will meet at any packing operation.

The Dohnel brothers personally attend to the details of safety and hospitality that can make the difference between a mediocre trip and one that will be remembered for a long time. All trips are full service, designed to fit your personal needs and interests. A full camp is set up each evening with latrines and tents and a back country kitchen for good old fashioned cooking. We match you up with gentle, well mannered horses suited to your riding ability, beginner or expert.

The Accommodations:
The camp setup includes folding chairs, enclosed privy, solar showers, horseshoe pitching set, etc. The meals are made with all fresh vegetables, fruit and entrees that will satisfy any fisherman. Our cookery has been described as five-star. Bring your own fishing gear.

Additional activities:
Taking a break from the fishing? Discover the photographer in you, sit back & enjoy a good book or take a hike and marvel at the scenery. And donít forget that swimsuit!!


Golden Trout Pack Trip
Spend 4 fantastic days fishing Gem Lake, Clark Lakes, Algers Lakes, and Rush Creek for Spawner Rainbow, Rainbow/Golden hybrids, Brookies, and Rainbows.

  • 4 days/3 nights: $950/person
  • 2015 Dates: August 6-9, 2015

    Day One
    Meet at the Pack Station in June Lake at 7:00 a.m., when breakfast will be served. We will partner you up with a horse to match your ability and then ride into the beautiful Ansel Adams Wilderness. Our lunch and fishing stop will be beside Crest Creek, where there will be plenty of Spawner Rainbow from Gem Lake. We will then continue on up to our 10,500' base camp in the Algers Lakes Basin. There will be plenty of time to fish that evening for Golden Trout in the two nearby lakes and stream.

    Day Two
    After breakfast, You can fish one of the 2 nearby Algers lakes where you can expect to catch goldens from 12-16 inches. The stream that runs behind the camp is good for many colorful goldens up to 8 inches. You can also take a day ride up to the 12,600' pass. Our emphasis is on catch-and-release, but you are always welcome to enjoy your freshly caught back country trout with your dinner. After dinner, you can tell stories around the fire, look across the valley in search of roaming dear or hit the evening hatch on the lake.

    Day Three
    The group will have the whole day to fish Algers Lakes and find your favorite spot. The option for the day ride to the 12,600' pass is still open, as well as laying around the campsite reading in the sun.

    Day Four
    Fish in the morning if you like, have breakfast and prepare to depart camp, we will return to the Pack Station, arriving at 4:00 p.m.

    Personal Checklist

  • Sleeping bag/foam pad or air mattress
  • Flashlight/extra batteries
  • Coffee mug
  • Broad brimmed hat (must have string to keep from blowing off)
  • Camera
  • Rain pants or slicker
  • Riding boots & camp shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun Screen and Chap Stick
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat protector
  • Heavy jacket
  • Canteen
  • Personal hygiene kit (including towel)
  • Bring gear in nylon duffels - sleeping bag and pads separate
  • Liquor should be labeled and checked in separately
  • Fishing equipment/rods need to be in PVC or metal cases

    Other Details

  • We Supply Bear Boxes $5.00 each per day.

  • Box Size 16" x 16" x 24"

    Reservation Policy & Refund Policy

  • Complete application form and send a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold reservation.

  • Full payment is due thirty (30) days prior to the starting date. It is non-refundable.
  • Deposits apply only to that season's trips.

  • Refund of payments except deposit will be returned if request is made 30 days or more prior to the trip

  • Itineraries subject to unforeseen trail or weather conditions or at packer's discretion.

  • Riders over 240 lbs or who are heavy for their height need to be approved by the pack station.

  • Minimum age is 6 years old.

  • All rates are subject to a 2% U.S. Forest Service fee plus a $5.00 Forest Service reservation Fee.

    For information/reservation please call Gary or Paul @ 800-410-1222
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