With a Drop Camp we​ typically we pack you in and head back empty to the trailhead all in one day. On occasion a Drop Camp client will have a special request, such as a destination far into the wilderness requiring more than one day to access, or a higher volume of food & gear requiring two round-trips or similar to get in (and sometimes out). In cases like these, trip pricing will adjust in consultation with the client.

​​$485        Drop Camp going in (one-way in one day)
$435        Drop Camp coming out

Starting Drop Camp Rates:

An equal opportunity provider, Sunshine Outfitters: operates under special use permit issued by the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers, and Klamath National Forests; is an equal opportunity employer, and; practices "Leave No Trace" camping.

Packing Services

​​​More Muir: "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out ... for going out I found was really going in."

A Note on Wilderness Trips

Wilderness is not for everyone. However, for people who already know its ways - including the shifting nature of weather, trail conditions, campsite availability, etc. - wilderness experience is a true delight. As such our clients should prepare for an experience matching the setting (vs. a resort-style experience or similar); a setting where almost anything can happen, and on occasion does. Drop Camp clients, in particular, are responsible for preparing and managing for their own well-being the duration of their trip. In turn, our job as an outfitter is to help get you in and / or or out, packing those heavier goodies and necessities that make your trip the best it can be.

Operating out of Arcata, California, Sunshine Outfitters provides packing services and guided trips to the Trinity Alps, Marble Mountain, and Russian Wilderness Areas, respectively.

Employing two pack-trained burros we run a low key, low cost operation to get you, family and friends mountain-high in relative style. We specialize in families, friends groups, the older and wiser among us, and those preferring a good meal and cool drink up high. 

NOTE: We will be away from email and phone between February 23 and April 5. If you'd like to book a trip, to best secure your preferred dates please send us an email. On a first come first served basis, we'll do our best to reserve your dates upon our return.                                               

Guided Trips

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On a Guided Trip we meet your group at the trailhead, pack in a kitchen and high-quality ingredients (organic produce and products, whenever possible), then cook, clean, and watch over camp while you day-hike, swim, and just plain relax. Depending on your budget and tastes our cuisine can include a mid-morning brunch (such as made-to-order omelettes, skillet potatoes, french toast, fresh fruit), and dinnertime mains including wild-caught King salmon, Dutch-oven chicken enchiladas, or a vegetarian dish alongside wild rice, a fresh salad, and a fire-baked fruit cobbler. 

Guided Trip Rates

Depending on a number of trip variables - including culinary & beverage preferences, trip duration, group size, and final destination - guided trips typically range between $85 and $150 per person, per day. Please contact us for details: 

info@sunshineoutfitters.com  or (707) 498-1084                                  


Sunshine Outfitters employs a "Drop Camp" packing service. This is where we meet you at a designated trailhead, load up then pack in up to 160 lbs. of your own food and gear, then leave you be to enjoy the wild. We also run food re-supply trips for Pacific Crest Trail hikers and those circumnavigating the Trinity Alps and/or Marble Mountain Wilderness.