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Monday, February 27, 2017


  • Sunrise Photo Tour

    Sunrise Photo Tour

    For over 25 years film festival visitors have thrilled to the breath taking beauty of the Eastern High Sierra Sunrise Tour. A photographer’s dream event, Read More
  • Lone Pine Back Lot Tour

    Lone Pine Back Lot Tour

    Burt & Donna Yost's  "Back Lot Tours are Back!  Friday, Saturday & Sunday. See information below as to specific day details ...  Friday & Sunday The Read More
  • Gunga Din Tour

    Gunga Din Tour

    The Gunga Din Tour is a Bus tour that highlights the filming of the movie in the summer and fall of 1938, Gunga Din remains to Read More
  • North South Tour

    North South Tour

    The North South Tour is considered one of the most scenic drives, you'll see LOTS of the Alabama Hills. The tour travels throughout the length Read More
  • Billy King Remembers Hopalong Cassidy

    Billy King Remembers Hopalong Cassidy

    Festival guest Billy King returns to join us for our 27th Film Festival to discuss and reminisce about his movie making experiences with William Boyd.  Read More
  • Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Tour

    Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Tour

    “A Good Photograph is Knowing Where to Stand” Ansel Adams.Join Catherine Kravitz, Museum Staff and Docent, in the Ansel Adams; In the Footsteps of the Read More
  • Desert Pursuit - Movie Location Tour

    Desert Pursuit - Movie Location Tour

    Prospector Wayne Morris, accompanied by Virginia Grey, travels on horseback to San Bernardino to settle down and get married. In his journey through Death Valley Read More
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Celebrate the Spirit of

Roy, Gene, Hoppy & Randolph Scott in the Alabama Hills
The ONLY WAY ... on A HORSE!

SPECIAL "Wrangler" Ride - 2 Hours

Limited Availability - Friday Only
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
Available Only During the Film Festival
$100.00 per person

Call now for reservations! 
Roeser Livestock – 760-935-4324   (Pre Festival) 

[email protected]



JENNIFER AND LEE ROESER HAVE LIVED AND WORKED for many years based out of the Owens Valley at the 8 Mile Ranch in Independence and McGee Creek Pack Station high in the California Eastern Sierra. They both have extensively explored the Sierra on horseback and are recently the proud recipients of the ‘Most Honored Packers’ award at the 2010 Bishop Mule Days.

Lee's family has been in the packing business since the 1950's. He has over 40 years of packing experience and is currently working for the Inyo National Forest as the Forest Packer. He has packed from the Los Padres National Forest in the south to the Shasta Trinity National Forest in the north. Jennifer’s family is also steeped in the packing business as she, her mother and father ran McGee Creek Pack Station from 1978.

 In 1988 Lee and Jennifer married and purchased McGee outright. The Roesers winter their horses and mules at their headquarters at 8 Mile Ranch in Independence where they also raise and train a few quarter horses that make excellent rough country trail riding horses. Both Jennifer and Lee continue in the filming business as well and Lee holds the Hollywood Wranglers’ Card. Winter trail rides for guests in the Alabama Hills out of Lone Pine are a popular way to get to know this landscape and the Roesers!

McGee Pack StationClick McGee Creek above for more about the Pack Station.




• Ride and See the Legendary Movie Locations of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Hopalong Cassidy, The Shadow, Maverick, Gunga Din, and More!

• Great Photo Opportunities –See…. the Rock where Gene and Champion stood; the Rock where Hoppy hid from the bad guys; where the Indians began their attack in “How the West was Won”; where that Stage Stop really was in “Rawhide”; where Gene waters the mules in “Mule Train”; where Cary Grant started across that suspension bridge in “Gunga Din” and much more, right at the base of the majestic Sierra Mountains! 

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor

38 reviews 38 reviews
 8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2013

This is the best pack station I have ever been to and that includes about 37 of them. Before Jennifer and Lee, it was run by Jennifer's parents. They have the experience, great staff and wonderful stock (both mules and horses). That does not even count the scenery, hiking, fishing and other activities. Our family has always packed in to...More 

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Corona, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2013

For 44 years I've spent part of my summers wandering the high Sierras. Hiking, fishing, camping in these mountains is among the best on Earth. For the last 20 or so years, my packer of choice has been McGee Creek Pack Station. Run by Jennifer Roeser since 1978, on our last trip with her she was wearing a belt buckle...More 

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