And the number of reliable professional pack-trip guides today must number well into four figures. For a typical pack trip, you may drive to the ranch which is your starting point or be picked up by the outfitter at the nearest airport or rail terminal. ... There will also be a sleeping tent, heated if the altitude and time of year require it, with safari cots and sometimes with air ... The official pack-trip party, depending on size, will contain a cook, a horse wrangler, and a guide for each two to fouranbsp;...