The Backcountry Llama Rendezvous and Drive-in is and annual event sponsored by the Backcountry Llama and Rattlesnake Ridge Llamas. The gathering is open to all people interested in llamas. Those interested in the working llama are especially encouraged to attend. This year it will be held at Hidden Oaks Llama Ranch, near Estacada, Oregon on June 27 through June 29th.
Last year the event was held in the backcountry on Steens Mountain in SE Oregon and hosted by Burns Llama Trailblazers. It was great fun. There were hikes, workshops, lectures by local experts on archeology, history, necessary gear and proper packing and balancing of panniers, and how to host a PLTA pack trial. As always, the gathering provided plenty of opportunity to share and learn from each other. Following the weekend events, a pack trip into the famous Big Indian Gorge on Steens Mountain rounded out the adventure.