“Ya know, the best advice I can give a teen is no matter how right you are, sometimes it is best to just know when to keep your mouth shut.”

Casey Hufstader

Another Staff Person That Walks The Talk Living Their Life’s Passion

Toni and I have known Casey and his son Cody for nearly 5 years now, he was introduced to us through a friend from the Backcountry Horseman Association and we saw he and his son present a workshop on packing mules, it was at that point Toni and I decided we were going to, somehow have him on our staff. We are blessed today to have him on our team. His passion is being in the mountains with his packstring, year round, hauling in supplies and tools for the USFS, and private parties, hunting in remote wilderness, sharing his knowledge with others, or just being in the woods with his son and other likeminded people.

Casey Hufstader

Casey is fourth generation rancher, packer, and Oregonian (Elmira, Oregon). He spends much of his year packing and guiding in the mountains of Oregon. He has honestly been in the saddle since birth and started helping his father and grandfather pull muletrains as young as he can remember; he has truly been in the saddle for 39 years and pulling mules professionally for most of those years. He traveled to Europe to teach packing at an international packing conference this past summer. Not only do we welcome his skills and knowledge but his laid back manner, sharp wit, and stellar leadership qualities. He is the Director of the High Country Wilderness Packers of Backcountry Horsemen of Oregon, a Master Instructor of Leave No Trace, and is an instructor for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He has also written training material for both the Pacific Crest Trail and Oregon Department of Transportation. He is a dad and his son has grown to love not only the business but the lifestyle.

Casey Hufstader
Casey Hufstader

Casey explains the Walker Hitch for Outfitters Pack Station

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
—Benjamin Franklin