Real Pack Llamas
Classic Llama Breeding Stock
Welcome to the Spring Creek Llama Ranch Website
We selectively breed for packing llamas.
Our 33rd year packing with llamas.
We provide support for
new llama owners.
After 33 years in the llama business, we have retired from breeding and selling pack llamas. This means we are rounding up a small group of llamas to keep for long pack trips in our retirement. Also staying with us are our retired packers and retired breeding females. They are part of our family and will stay with us until the end.
We no longer have any llamas for sale.
We have kept up our pages about our former llamas for historial bloodline information.
Check out one of our packing stories!
Incident at Mather Pass
It was still frosty and cold as we began our climb up the mountain toward the pass. Though we were working hard in the thin air as we made our way upward, we were not getting too hot. We kept on a layer or two.
Pretty soon we were following a zigzag of switch backs up the steepest part of the climb. There were occasional snow patches that obliterated the trail. Sometimes it was difficult to pick out where the trail continued. There was no vegetation, only the rocky rubble of the steep talus slope and snow. Then we came to the big one, the big snow chute. read more...
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Read our How-To articles!
Packing Tips - Packing and Loading Panniers
Using a Rain Fly: Lay rain fly centered over the load. Tie or clip down corners of the rain fly to the panniers. Be sure to utilize additional mean besides the rain fly to keep important items dry (ie: line the pannier with a plastic garbage bag). While panniers may be constructed of water proof or water resistant materials, they seldom keep their contents dry in a steady rain or downpour. read more...
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