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We selectively breed for packing llamas.

Our 27th year packing with llamas.

We provide support for
new llama owners.






After 27 years in the llama business, we are getting ready to retire. 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.

All the rest of our llamas are for sale. This includes our herd of breeding females. These are girls we selected out of our own production to pair up with our pack stud, Zorro. These are the best of the best in our eyes. They are all in their prime producing years at five and six years old.

Also for sale are a handful of young boys destined to be pack llamas or pack studs and a few young girls with pack llama or breeding potential.

These llamas represent nearly three decades of selecting and breeding for pack llamas.

Please have a look. We are willing to consider all offers. We will be very flexible on price with multiple llama purchases because we like the idea of our llamas being able to stay together with their friends.




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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