Pack Llama Ban Passes In Alaska

December 1, 2017

Distressing news from Alaska: a subscriber writes to notify us that BLM has successfully imposed the prohibition on pack llamas in Alaska’s Fortymile district through their recently signed and approved Eastern Interior Resource Management Plan (RMP). Read more details here.

2018 Pack Festival in Colorado

The dozen or so llama packers who have been meeting for lunch in Golden, Colorado are working on putting together a pack festival in late June near Allenspark. It would be very informal, just a group of packers getting together for the first pack trip of the season. We're in talks with the Forest Service and we'll update you as soon as we know more.

Wheelchairs and Llamas

I am talking with the folks at Boulder's Open Space & Mountain Parks to put together a wheelchair llama hike sometime next summer as a trial run for an overnight wheelchair llama pack trip. Again, more details as we iron them out.

New Columnists!

I am very excited to announce that our columnist ranks are swelling! In addition to our current columns (Navigation, Knots, Minimum Impact, Pack Llama Trail Association, Goat Packing, Poisonous Plants, and the occasional Outfitter Profile and Gear Tip columns), we will be adding an Accessibility column, a Food column, a Millennials column, and a Public Lands Advocacy column in 2018!