In Memorial
A few of our llamas who have crossed the rainbow bridge...

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry
March 13, 2001 - July 5, 2017
Patty, as he was affectionately called, was born on our farm and orphaned at age 3 weeks. In spite of all the attention he got early on he was the shyest member of our pack string. He began joining our llama treks as a yearling. In the middle of the night, summer 2017, when the large brown bear attacked our herd we believe Patty attempted to distract the bear and we avoided fewer casualties. Tragically, Patty died trying to defend himself against the bear. The bear was destroyed by Colorado Wildlife Services when he returned to the ranch the following night to make another kill. Patty packed for us from 2003-2015.

 

Cherokee

Cherokee
Cherokee crossed the Rainbow Bridge May 10, 2015 after 25 years of faithful service as a pack llama. He was “rescued” from a petting zoo near Cherokee, North Carolina in 1989 and began his career as a pack llama in 1990. He was always a delight to children and adults along the trail. His favorite treat was a banana which he expected daily after his retirement.

Buckshot

Buckshot
1993-2011
A faithful packer from 1996-2008

Anodyne

Anodyne
1990-2012
A faithful hiking companion and friend, Andy actually “trained” me to pack with llamas.

Thor

Thor
1989-2012
Thor packed for many years with the rigorous Mount LeConte llama pack string in the Great Smoky Mountains before joining our herd. A quite, shy fellow, he enjoyed left-over pancakes.