Pack Goats: The Agile Trail Helpers

This webinar will explain the important role that a pack goat can play in your next trail adventure, including how to train and properly saddle and load a goat.

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May 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

This webinar will talk about pack goats including what to look for in a potential packer, how many you may need for your team, how much they can carry, and why goats are the ultimate pack animal. The presenter will explain how to train pack goats, and what it was like hiking with them on the Tahoe Rim Trail. She will explain how to properly saddle and load a goat, including how to pack delicate items like electronics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Unearth the ins and outs of utilizing a pack goat for your next trail adventure
  • Discover the importance of using a pack goat versus other means
  • Learn how to train a pack goat for the best experience


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

Webinar Resources

  • The Pack Goat by John Mionczynski (2004) Paperback Paperback – January 1, 2004 (Amazon)

    Webinar Partners


    Jodie Gullickson, Sole Managing Member/Owner, High Sierra Pack Goats
    Reno, Nevada

    Jodie Gullickson was born on vacation and never recovered from that experience. A hopeless adventurer, she believes in retiring early and often to follow her dreams. She rode her bicycle across the United States three times and traveled human-powered, via bicycle and hiking, from the U.S./Mexico border to the Oregon/Washington State Border. Then she discovered the love of goatpacking and never looked back. She has six pack goats and two juveniles in training who all venture into the mountains with her, carrying her supplies for weeks on end. She hiked the 172-mile Tahoe Rim Trail with a friend and four goats in the summer of 2021. She now owns High Sierra Pack Goats and takes customers on day walks as well as up to six-day tours in the wilderness.


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