At the Allenspark TH. Leader John has arrived with a full load of llamas.
The male has to be kept separate from the girls.
Our four lovely ladies. Oh, make that five!
Leader John on the right.
Time to saddle up ...
... and load the panniers.
[Close-up in next slide.]
And where, praytell, are you?
OK, only eight miles RT to Finch Lake, and not a lot of gain.
The dominant female (I can't remember their names).
Charmed to meet you!
A string of three plus a string of two.
Notice the ice chests!
A little snow left over from early in the week.
Can you recognize these peaks?
Mt Meeker on the right with Longs Pk largely hidden here.
[Telephoto]: The "flat top" of Longs is evident behind Meeker.
Pagoda Mtn on the left.
We all got turns leading the llamas.
Happy to eat out of your hand ...
... or out of a baggie.
At last - must be Finch Lake (9912').
Clarks Nutcrackers ...
... aka Brazen Thieves!
Co-leader Karen - left foreground.
The legs are jointed and can actually be folded!
As there are soft pads under the "toenails," they walk very quietly.
Our happy band.
[I'm third from right.]
[This one includes John, second from left.]
[The bridge is for Sierra Club members only!]
Although the dominant female was larger, the male ruled!
"You got that right, dude."
Given the opportunity, they would eagerly pull off and eat pine needles.
It was a grand trip with great leaders and terrific llamas.
Thx for coming along. NTW, Bill