Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Mt. LeConte Lodge Llama Train

The Mt. LeConte Lodge Llama Train is the latest video from the Great Smoky Mountains Association.

Using the Trillium Gap Trail three times a week, llamas are used to keep the LeConte Lodge stocked with supplies, including fresh linens. On the return trip, the llamas transport garbage and dirty laundry back down the mountain.

The park service originally used horses, but switched to the more sure-footed llamas in 1986.


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The Trillium Gap trailhead is located off the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, just east of Gatlinburg. For more information on hiking the 7-mile Trillium Gap Trail to the summit of Mt. LeConte, please click here.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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