Welcome to Potato Ranch Llama Packers located in Sonora, CA at the foot of the incredible Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our friendly, well-trained pack llamas will support your adventures through some of the most exquisite backcountry in California including the John Muir Trail (JMT), the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), Tahoe Yosemite Trail (TYT), Emigrant Wilderness, Yosemite National Park, Desolation Wilderness, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Hoover Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, and more.
With more than 26 years of llama packing experience, we are the only Northern California outfitter renting trained pack llamas. Our customers are experienced backpackers of all ages with a working knowledge of backcountry travel, equipment and etiquette.
Llamas are a great compliment to backpacking. They make it possible to extend your trip, lessen the burden on hikers, have young children accompany you, and/or bring extra photography equipment. You don't need extensive animal experience to handle a trained pack llama. Llamas are friendly, calm, and nimble over all sorts of terrain. Through hikers and day hikers alike can benefit from these helpful pack animals.
Click through the links on the left to learn more about travelling with our wonderful llamas!
Llamas In Action
Here is a fun video from a May 2013 trip to Kennedy Meadows.
Llama Packing Training Videos
We've made some handy videos to help orient you to llama packing. Please click the following three links to view these videos. Enjoy!