Sierra Giganta / Ranch Culture
Highlights - This trip offers a wonderful
opportunity to meet some of the local folks
and learn the history and ranch culture of Old California. Tents and campfires under the stars are home for the 2 nights in the sierras. For the Ranch Garden Ride - the pride of the señoras at the mountain ranches are the flower gardens. In spring we travel to visit and admire the splashes of color, an attraction to migrating birds and brilliant hummers too !
Day 1 - Arrive Loreto. Airport
greeting and transfer to hotel. Orientation meeting with owner, Trudi Angell, or another local guide. Overnight
included at a favorite Loreto hotel.
Days 2 - 4- We'll have a tailgate breakfast along the road into the mountains and begin learning about the natural history and history of the area. After arriving at Rancho Nuevo, we'll meet the mounts and local rancher guide and head out on
trails leading from the ranch to the quaint historic
village of San Javier. We'll have lunch at a small restaurant and visit the mission and
its beautiful 300 year old gardens.
In the afternoon we'll ride south of
the village to ranches, desert gardens and oasis
pools. Some riding will be along little used
mountain dirt roads, some over ridges and old
On our last riding day we'll head back to our
ranch trailhead and in the afternoon return to
Loreto. We'll plan a hosted end
of trip dinner with guides in Loreto. Overnight
in Loreto Hotel.
Day 5 - Morning and breakfast
on your own. We will arrange for taxi departures
to the flights today. Hasta luego, and we hope
to see you again in Loreto!
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