High Sierra on Horseback Photography Workshop and Tour 2019:

Week ONE: August 15 - August 19, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Week TWO: August 22 - August 26, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Elevate your photography skills and creative vision in the John Muir Wilderness!


These magnificent mountains have inspired masters from Ansel Adams to Galen Rowell and countless others. Create your own masterpieces on this intensive photography adventure — 5 days of education, inspiration and practice in the heart of the spectacular Sierra Nevada!  Our destination is Pioneer Basin, deep in the John Muir Wilderness.   Truly a photographer’s paradise, but not exactly easy to access.  Fortunately, our equine companions will help us with the heavy lifting as we ride into this stunning alpine environment. Alpenglow, Golden Hour, Blue Hour…these are the conditions that produce portfolio images. Therefore, our days will start early and end late but there will also be time to explore or just soak in your surroundings and appreciate the unspoiled beauty of true wilderness. Your level of photography experience is not as important as your desire to grow your image making abilities.

Ken will serve as your group leader & photography instructor  for this unique adventure offered by Rock Creek Pack Station. RCPS’ expert guides are equipped with detailed knowledge of the natural history of the Sierra as well the ability to wrangle up some amazing mountain meals. No prior riding experience is required but this trip requires a basic level of fitness including the ability to walk at high altitudes for several hours at a stretch. If you have any questions about your fitness to tackle this adventure, please contact RCPS.

What’s This Trip Like?
Want to know more about what you can expect? Check out the photos, feedback & testimonials from previous workshops as well as the detailed itinerary and FAQ’s below.

How do I sign up?:

  • A 20% ($350) deposit is required to secure your reservation.

  • 8% regulatory reservation fee, 2% USFS fee and $15 Wilderness Permit apply (in addition to Trip fee).

  • Full payment due thirty days prior to starting date.

RCPS Cancellation and Refund policy:

  • Trip reservation deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you need to cancel your reservation, your deposit may be applied to another RCPS trip in the same calendar year.

  • Final payments within 30 days of starting date are NON-REFUNDABLE. Payments (less deposit) will only be returned only if you fill your spot on trip.

  • No transfer of deposit or trip fees to following year for cancellations.

RCPS advises guests to purchase trip travel insurance if you don't want to assume risk of losing payment due to illness or family emergency. 


Week 1: Aug. 15 - Aug. 19, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
Week 2: Aug. 22 - Aug. 26, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Cost: $1,750 + 8% Regulatory Reservation Fee, 2% USFS Fee and $15 wilderness permit

Difficulty Level: Medium

Location: Rock Creek Pack Station (Bishop, CA)

What's Included: All meals, tent lodging, pack & riding stock, guides/wranglers/cooks, photography instruction.

What's Not Included: Photography equipment, sleeping bag and pad, personal items, gratuities, alcohol.