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Old 02-25-2010, 03:28 PM
Jim Casada Jim Casada is offline
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Dave--Although there is probably a sociological reason which escapes me, most of the problematic or troublesome situations I have experienced over the years have involved horseback riders. That's not to suggest all of them are bad news, because certainly such is not the case. However, there's no denying that they do immense damage to trails, leave campsites an odiferous mess, and somehow seem to have much less respect for the environment and others in the backcountry than do backpackers or hikers.
Over the years I've repeatedly asked Park superintendents to justify the damage done by horses; never once have I gotten anything approaching a rational answer.
Jim Casada
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