Departs from: Harney County Fairgrounds Memorial Building – 69660 S Egan Burns, OR, 97720
Hiking + birding + llamas to carry your stuff = FUN! The Double-O ranch is a busy part of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge. As many as forty species may be seen in the area during the bird festival – great for photography! This hands-on llama event puts you in the middle of it all! When you join us for our day-long tour, you will have the opportunity to choose a llama companion who will carry your field gear and help you spot the wildlife. You may assist with saddling and are encouraged to lead your llama during the tour. The route follows level tracks and trails that are otherwise closed to the public. Hiking distance varies depending on the interests of the group, but generally is from three to five miles. Camera gear, scopes and collapsible tripods can be accommodated, but should be well protected against possible jostling. Small folding chairs can also be along. Travel distance from Burns to the birding site is about forty miles and is a birding opportunity in its own right. Bring snacks, lunch and drinks. A birding guide will join this tour for expertise! CARAVAN (We lead, you drive).