JR has been coming to Ranquilco since the age of ten. His years in Patagonia have been well spent - through endless riding and hiking he has formed a deeply intimate knowledge of the land. For several years he worked for the Boulder Outdoor Survival School leading trips into the desert and mountains of Utah. Along with teaching primitive survival and outdoor leadership skills, he was responsible for directing all aspects of 27-day outdoor leadership courses with 30 students and 6 staff members. It was during that period that he discovered that spending time with people in the backcountry is highly rewarding, exhilarating, and just plain fun. He has also worked as a pilot in the Wrangell-Saint Elias Mountains of Alaska in the North American summers. He currently lives on a ranch in northern California for half the year and continues to spend many months of the year at Ranquilcoread more
4 nights at the estancia combined with a 3 night horsepack trip to our high mountain lake camp...the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.
All gear related to horseback riding
An expert guide to lead the horse trip, along with friendly guides who will help plan and coordinate active adventures during the day (fishing, hiking, general exploring)
Incredible, home cooked meals, filled with fireside storytelling
Make sure to bring proper clothes that will take wear on a horse, as well as exposure to the elements (days can be warm, while nights can get chilly)
Join a likeminded community of curious and active explorers
Private departures, for just you and your friends or family