This is an adventure you won’t forget! Meet some curious creatures and learn about their habits and personalities during this five-day backpacking and camping adventure. The llamas will do the heavy lifting, carrying our food, tents and kitchen gear; we'll load up our backpacks with clothes and a sleeping bag for this trek into the spectacular San Juan Mountains. We will set up our high alpine base camp of the majestic Lime Creek Trail. The rest of our week will be spent attempting peak summits and relaxing by the fire. On our way back to Telluride on the, we have a group celebration at Ouray Hot Springs!We’ll return at the end of the week with new friends, new stories and a new appreciation for a truly unique animal.
Specialist: Redwood Llamas
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Program Schedule: *subject to change
Monday: Meet and Greet! Menu planning and shop. Drive to Silverton and camp at trailhead.
Tuesday: Meet the Llamas and pack up. Trek 5 miles into our camp nestled in a beautiful basin. Overnight Adventure in the high country! (Elevation gain 800 feet)
Wednesday: Hike up to Bear Mountain Ridge for lunch and backcountry chillin'! (Elevation gain and loss 700 feet)
Thursday: High alpine exploration day! LLAMA OLYMPICS!
Friday: Early morning trek out. Pick-up @ 5 pm
*Students are required to provide a backpack for this program. Packs can be rented or purchased with Paragon Sports by using the link on the right.
This is a SAMPLE itinerary from a previous summer. Specific activities will vary from year to year.