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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!

The Bench Valley Adventure


Lightning struck the ridge above us. It struck the ridge next to us. It struck the ridge below us. We watched from our ravine beneath a granite batholith. Douglas and I were pressed to the ground beneath the very low branches of a couple of squat lodgepole pine trees. Dave was 75 feet away sitting with his knees drawn up to his chest beneath a larger lodgepole. At first, the trees protected us from the heavy rain. Then, the longer and harder it rained, the more water made it through the branches to us. There had been no time to pull our rain gear out of the panniers. We were dressed in jeans and tee shirts. Needless to say, we were getting wet. Fortunately, we had covered the panniers when we loaded up at our lunch stop. At least all of our stuff would be dry, including the rain gear! The llamas were kushed low to the ground. The hail was pounding their heads. The water ran off the granite batholith to the west of our position in torrents. read more...


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Read our How-To articles!


Levels of Training for Pack LLamas and What to Expect


Another good example of the terrible twos in llamas is a fellow we had been working with since birth. He was doing pretty well hiking our training trails here at home. Over the winter, just before his second birthday, I decided to take him for a walk. He was a nut case. He jumped around and crowded me from behind. This went on for the next couple of months. Just six months later, he went on his first training pack trip. He behaved as expected and performed most excellently for his first outing. read more...


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