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RE: mountain biking & the trails (& horses)

In message Wed, 18 Sep 1996 10:26:08 -0500 (CDT),
  jrowen@pop500.gsfc.nasa.gov (Jim Owen)  writes:

> ...
> I have yet to see one of the "horses don't damage the
> trails" people actually get down and walk any of those
> trails, so how would they know?   But then some people
> spend their lives making decisions out of ignorance.
> Walk softly and hold your breath around those water holes,
> Jim

Horse people, like boaters and motor-home drivers, are "conspicuous
consumers."  Local folks look at them and think "Tourists bringing in money
is good."  The same people look at backpackers and think "Damn hippies!"

Horse people do maintain trails after a fashion (chainsaw fallen trees),
and they make sure that the right people in government agencies know about


Frank     reid@indiana.edu