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Travel on horseback with pack animals to carry the baggage is the purest form of the riding tour. There is something appealing about the complete independence one has from the civilized world when traveling with pack animals. You are carrying everything you need with you and you can be totally self-sufficient for weeks. One of the most attractive aspects of a pack trip for horse lovers is that you are living with your equine companion 24 hours a day. This was how the first Europeans moved through the Rocky Mountain area and it is how our ancestors used to travel in Europe and Asia since the dawn of recorded history. Wheeled vehicles did not cross the Continental Divide until 1827 when they first made a wagon track across South Pass to supply the mountain men in their famous rendezvous beside Bear Lake in Utah. Before that pack horses had to be used.
Today there are vast wilderness areas in the Rockies and the Andes where pack trips are still popular. They are the only way to travel in these roadless areas unless you want to hike and carry your camping equipment on your back. Equitours offers such trips in the greater Yellowstone area and in crossing the Andes between Chile and Argentina.