The name ‘Utah’ comes from the Native American ‘Ute’ tribe and means ‘people of the mountains’. It is the 2nd largest county, in terms of population, in the state. The average elevation of Utah County is between 4,300 and 4,700 feet above sea level.
Leslie Loveless has been raising alpacas in Mapleton, Utah, for 13 years. In this episode of Beehive Stories she shows off her prize-winning animals and reflects about the ideal climate in which she raised them.