The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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A unique way to experience the mountains is by llama trek. Llama trekking companies offer guide service, camping gear, food and gentle llamas to carry the equipment. These friendly relatives of the camel are sure-footed and capable of carrying loads of up to 90 pounds. They are also kind to the trails and do much less damage than would horses.

Hot Springs
English Mountain Llama Treks
Llama treks from day (picnic) hikes to two day hiking trips or longer. English Mountain has special use permit for both Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest.
767 Little Creek Road, Hot Springs NC 28743
Travel Time From Asheville: 
45 minutes northwest


Outdoor Stores & Outfitters in the Asheville-Hendersonville Area:
Backcountry Outdoors: 49 Pisgah Highway, Suite 6, Pisgah Forest NC 28768, 828-884-4262.
Black Dome: 140 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-251-2001.
Mast General Store: 15 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801. 828-232-1883.
Play It Again Sports (Second-hand): 611 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-299-1221.
REI: 31 Schenck Parkway, Asheville NC 28803, 828-687-0918.
Second Gear (Second-hand) 444 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-258-0757.

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas


Outdoor Stores & Outfitters in the rest of Western North Carolina:
Bryson City: Nantahala Outdoor Center: 13077 Highway 19W, Bryson City NC, 888-905-7238.
Cashiers: Highland Hiker
: 47 Highway 107 South, Cashiers NC 28717. 828-743-1732.
Hot Springs:
Bluff Mountain Outfitters: 152 Bridge Street, Hot Springs NC 28743, 828-622-7162.
Murphy: Appalachian Outfitters: 104A Tennessee Street, Murphy NC 28906, 828-837-4165.
Pisgah Forest: Looking Glass Outfitters: 90 New Hendersonville Highway, Pisgah Forest NC 28768, 866-351-2176.
Valle Crucis: Mast General Store: Other locations in Boone, Waynesville, Hendersonville and Asheville. Highway 194, Valle Crucis NC 28691. 828-963-6511.
West Jefferson: Mountain Outfitters: 102 South Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 29694. 336-246-9133.


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