I had wanted to take our llamas on a conditioning hike for a while. Tom got the trailer ready, and we were waiting to see what the weather would do this weekend. I really did not want to hike in a torrential downpour. It was sunny this morning with rain not forecast until the afternoon so we loaded up the llamas. Then I had the bright idea to bring the dogs too so they were also loaded up and off we went.
We decided to go on a short hike on Blanchard Mountain, near our home. Above is Tom, Oreo and two of our dogs on the trail. What was supposed to be a 2 mile hike turned into a 4 mile hike (8 miles round trip). We continued on the trail to Lily Lake (below).
On the way down, our beagle got the scent of some horses on the trail and howled and pulled Tom all the way down to the trailhead, acting like a beagle. We found out that llamas like to pee frequently so there were llama breaks on the trail.