Hell Roaring Plateau Horse Pack Trip Packing List

Packing List for the Hell Roaring Plateau Horse Pack Trip

NOTE: Please pack as compact as possible due to limited space on the horses. Make sure to have warm layered clothes even in the summer. 

Camp Gear Provided by Absaroka Beartooth Outfitters

  • all meals both at the ABO lodge and in camp
  • all non-alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Pillows
  • Cots
  • Sleeping Tents (max 2 guests per tent)
  • Hand wash station, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, etc
  • Shower system

Fishing Gear to Pack

  • fly rod (4 or 5 weight ideal)
  • leaders and tippet (3 and 4X)
  • Fly Boxes (attractor dry flies (14-10), hoppers, some bead head nymphs (16-12) and a few bead head wooley buggers (8-6)
  • Waders 
  • Wading boots 
  • Neoprene wading socks or hiking socks that will get wet for wet wading
  • Fishing Vest or Pack
  • Clippers & Forceps 
  • Split Shot BB
  • Dry Fly Floatant
  • Wading Staff (optional)
  • ****NOTE - please ask if you need a rental fly rod, rental waders and a fly, leader and tippet kit

Personal Gear to Pack:

  • 0 degree sleeping bag (Please let us know if you would prefer to rent a sleeping bag)
  • Small flashlight
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, glasses/contacts/medications, etc)
  • 2 trash bags for dirty clothes (to separate them in your bags)
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sun Screen
  • Insect repellent
  • water bottle
  • Phone or Camera for Photos along with charging stick or solar charger
  • Any alcohol you prefer (please keep it compact, for beer please opt for cans over bottles)

Recommended Clothing:

  • 1 pair of water resistant hiking/riding boots (like Danner)
  • wool socks (at least 2 pairs)
  • regular socks for camp
  • blue jeans for riding (Wranglers are best with seam on outside)
  • Sandals (not flip flops) for on the river
  • Sun Protection (hat with a brim, consider clothing good for sun protection such as quick dry long sleeve shirts, pants, buffs, sun gloves, etc)
  • Rain coat and rain pants
  • soft duffels or trash bags to separate your clothes
  • Comfortable shoes like sneakers for in camp
  • Layers of clothing for camp and river (fleece, etc.)
  • Quick dry, breathable clothing for on the river
  • Pair of long underwear 
  • Gloves and warm hat for evenings
  • Swimsuit if weather permits

Montana Fishing License is required

  • MT fishing licenses can be purchased online - see our fishing license page for information
  • You can also stop by our fly shop in Bozeman which is on the way to purchase a license or pick up rental gear: Montana Angler, 435 E. Main Street, Bozeman MT 59715