Packing with Alpacas
Although alpacas are not usually known for packing, we decided to take a walk with two of our males on the trail. With water bottles and a couple of energy bars in their packs, we decided to hit the mountain path with our four-year-old twin niece and nephew for a summer hike.
We hiked up hills and over rocks, enjoyed the sweet smell of pine trees and sunshine in the air.
I was surprised how willing they were to wade through the deeper creeks with little hesitation.
It was a great way to spend time with family. Alpacas really cannot carry that much - up to 20% of their body weight. But even sharing the trail with dogs, horses and bicyclists, our boys did great and may have even enjoyed themselves.
After our morning hike, everyone was glad to be back at the trailer. We grabbed some snacks, gave the boys some pellets and loaded up to head back home.
A perfect Summer day.