Llamas come from the Inca Empire where they have inherited the trait of the "beast of burden" in the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.
Easy-going and agile, their padded feet and ability to browse for food make them both a natural for the back country and an environmentally sound pack animal.
The llamas are calm hard -working animals, making them easy to handle on the trail.
A llama can carry 75-100 pounds with incredible sure footedness and stability through mountain terrain. A curious and gentle nature makes the llama the perfect pack partner.
A fully trained llama is four years old and it takes two years of training before they are ready for full-service trips. A mature llama lives to 17-20 years.
Redwood uses both male and females - males tend to be a little more solitary whereas females are more likely to stay together in small herds of 4-5 llamas.