Nov 07, 2002 — For over 4,000 years, llamas have been used to carry loads through rough mountain terrain. Out West, it's not uncommon to see llamas carrying tents, sleeping bags, and food for hikers. In the Northeast llamas are still an unusual sight on the trail, but an increasing number of people are starting to go trekking with them. They're agile, surefooted, and tread lightly on the earth. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.