Katie LeBlanc

Photo of llama by Katie LeBlanc.

Llama Packing: Backcountry Hiking is Better with a Four-Legged Friend

Four-legged friends are the best hiking buddies—particularly when they carry the wine, hum sweet-nothings in your ear, and provide protection while trekking in the Wild West. Llamas tell an ancient story through their legacy careers as backcountry packers, granting humans assistance with economic livelihood and recreational pursuits. They are also intriguing with their comical appearance, …

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Trail running Firebrand Pass trail to Continental Divide Trail by Katie LeBlanc.

Trail Running on the Eastside of Glacier National Park

People need experiences in nature, and runners truly value new scenery to beat-feet. Early summer is the best time to run in Montana’s Glacier Country; foliage blooms, trails dry out, waterfalls surge, and tall, snowy peaks offer a grand show. An adventurer’s paradise, Glacier is sure to earn first-place in a runners’ heart. So many …

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