Dolly Llamas

December 27, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Outfitter Mike Edwards prefers llamas for packing fly-fishing gear and tents into the high Cascade Mountains. The reasons: they tread lightly on the wilderness. “‘A llama can pack 40 to 60 pounds, but pull 300,’ said Edwards, 37, a 186-pounder who can pack along an entire spike camp and food for three to six days. ‘We go into roadless areas (in northeast Oregon) up to five or six miles. The guys on mountain bikes can’t stand it.'” Bill Monroe in The Oregonian.