Llama Activities Pages
We started in llamas 1986, when Marlice used her home improvement (new kitchen) loan to buy a young male llama. The idea being to improve the weight-carried to fun ratio in our favorite pass-time; back-packing. We never for a moment have been sorry.
Six months later, after seeing that llamas, though they may be kept with other farm animals, do miss their own kind; we purchased a female that began our pack string. Believe it, she had 10 male offspring in a row, three from the first male and the rest from different males. Well, that took care of the pack-string.
As time went by and we had more and more llamas-on-the-trail experience, a dream hatched. The dream was to take folks into the back-country the easy way, with llamas. We lived our dream as the years went by, with friends, mostly, finding that permits, rules and regulations were so extensive and binding that we became disenchanted with the idea of llama-guided back-country trips.
Then, a friend of a friend introduced us to Sally Meadows. She had a hiking business and had always wanted to add llamas, we had the llamas, she had the business, so it didn’t take long and we were contract llama packers. In four years we did just over 200 hikes for Sally and Meadows Mountain Walks.
Times change and so do people. Sally got married and sold us the business. A dream come true.
Come visit the rest of our pages, and thanks for ‘stopping in’.
Black Forest, CO
Some Informative & Friendly Llama Links:
Pikes Peak Library District Video of US: Click "All About Llamas"
RMLA—Rocky Mountain Regional Breeder's Association: Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Association: http://www.rmla.com
ALSA—American Llama & Alpaca Show Association ALSA: http://www.alsashow.org/
A great all-around llama/alpaca reference site: http://www.llamapaedia.com/
A free advertising/posting camelid service: http://www.llamas-alpacas.com/
Good Llama link to find local ranches: http://www.thellamaranch.com/ranches.html