JMat wrote:That being said... most of our trails have been made and maintained by horses and mules but that certainly doesn't mean they should have unlimited access to our forests and there certainly is a happy medium. Just because horses have historically helped build trails doesn't mean they should always be there.
With out a doubt! That is why there is a quota on stock in the highcountry and I agree with the quota. All I am saying is that horses and mules belong and people shouldnt hate on them so much. They have their place and are every much a part of wilderness travel just as walking is. The Indians and early explorers depended on the horse not.