1840: Llama Trek in California Sierras

Date and Time

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018


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Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


The California Sierras are great territory for trekking away from roads. The scenery is magnificent, with forests, streams, and lakes below peaks and exposed rock mountainsides. The weather is dependably good, with rain possible but unlikely, lots of sunshine, and comfortable temperatures. The wide trails are excellent by northeastern standards, offering easy footing. Both ascents and descents are relieved by plenty of switchbacks. This trip offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the backcountry camping experience without the burden of a heavy pack! Llamas will accompany us and carry our group equipment and food, and 20 pounds of your personal gear. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful area with a much lighter pack. Llamas are a low impact alternative to pack horses, easy-going and gentle enough that for more than 20 years, the llama rancher has been sending his animals out without professional wranglers. We plan to cover 55 miles in six days, from Leavitt Meadows to Kennedy Meadow on the Sonora Pass road over the Sierra crest. The route is a long loop, with opportunities for extension if circumstances make that desirable. With a starting trailhead at 7100 feet, and a maximum elevation just under 10,000 feet, eastern hikers in good condition should have no altitude issues. Our price of $1400 includes all meals, ground transportation, llama rental, and last night's motel lodging, but NOT your airfare to San Francisco and home. For a full prospectus, contact John Lisker ( or Sue Lach ( For a full prospectus, contact John Lisker ( or Sue Lach (

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $1,400 member / $1,400 non-member
*Includes lodging, all meals, ground transportation, and llama rental, does not include air fare.

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