Going on one of our overnight pack trips is an excellent way to experience all the wonderful things the great outdoors has to offer. We will begin our trip early in the morning by saddling up our horses and packing the gear on our favorite mule, Betsy. We will stop for lunch at one of our scenic spots and then continue on to our destination. When we arrive at our camping area, our wranglers will set up camp, and our cook will begin preparing supper in our dutch ovens. You will enjoy a delicious, gourmet dutch oven meal and will spend the rest of the evening sharing stories, songs, and good times around the campfire. In the morning, you will eat a hearty breakfast, and we will pack up and enjoy a ride back to the ranch.
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North Georgia natives, Dr. Ken and Brigitte Humber moved to Cherokee County
in 1979. Wanting to move
further into the country, they bought a beautiful plot of land at the base
of Pine Log Mountain in Waleska, Ga in 1985.
They moved there after building their lake, barn, and house. A close friend penned the name “Humberland” to their
property, and the name has stuck ever since.
Dr. Ken, an Orthospinologist, practiced in Smyrna, and both he and
Brigitte took care of Humberland.
Brigitte majored in music at Reinhardt College and took up gardening,
filling Humberland with flowers and music.
They bought horses when their two girls, Michelle and Crystal, were
little and started riding and learning about horse life.
Throughout this time, the Humbers took numerous trips to the west:
Montana, Colorado, and especially Wyoming.
In 2001, their oldest daughter, Michelle, attended a guide school in
the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming at Bridger Wilderness Outfitters.
She loved the experience and continued to work at the ranch after
guide school was finished.
Tired of the commute between Smyrna and Waleska, Dr.
Ken and Brigitte decided that Ken would take an early semi-retirement from
his private practice. Tim
Singewald, owner and operator of Bridger Wilderness Outfitters, needed ranch
managers and thought Brigitte and Dr. Ken would be perfect for the job.
In the summer of 2002, they packed up three of their horses, their
cowboy boots and hats, and headed west.
Over the next three summer and fall seasons, Brigitte and Ken guided
pack trips and trail rides in the Wind River and Gros Ventre Mountains.
They saddled horses and packed mules.
They cooked in dutch ovens over an open fire and entertained guests
with their wonderful singing and playing skills.
When they came home to Georgia for the winter and fall months, they
concentrated on turning Humberland into a guest ranch.
After three years, they were ready to leave the summers at Bridger
Wilderness Outfitters and focus all of their attention on Humberland Guest
Dr. Ken and Brigitte continue the ranch tradition today.
They built a beautiful log cabin to house overnight guests.
Dr. Ken has built numerous horse trails around Humberland and the
surrounding property. And they
are constantly adding new facets to the ranch.
Right now, they are in the process of completing a gorgeous pavilion
that sits by the lake. The
ranch offers trail rides, pack trips, overnight ranch stays, archery,
fishing, and much more. It is
absolutely beautiful all on its own, but there are flower gardens everywhere
to add to the ambiance of the place. The
vegetable garden helps create the delicious food served at Humberland. But more than anything else, it is Brigitte and Dr. Ken who
make Humberland Guest Ranch. These
two wonderful people are so warm, inviting, funny, and incredibly talented,
you will find yourself wanting to come back again and again.