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[CDT-L] pack trains

On Tue, 10 Aug 1999 12:59:37 -0700 kahley7 <kahley7@ptd.net> writes:
>Some of the trains had a four to one ratio of pack horses to people 
>i just don't understand
>why anyone would need three horses worth of stuff to spend 5-7 days in 

Hi Kahley! Dunno the particulars of course, but thought I'd mention that
you _might_ have jumped to an unwarrented conclusion. Those laden pack
horses more-than-likely were not only carrying the gear for the riding
clients, but dunnage to be dropped off at other sites - fishermen who
walk in but want their heavier gear brought in to them, for instance.
Packers do gear and garbage pick-up for various agencies like FS and
unofficially as well, often. I'm pretty sure they try to avoid having to
make separate trips for each job, as anybody would: more profitable and
saves time/wear-n'-tear on themselves and the stock.

Not trying to enter the Pack Train Controversy <g>; just adding my
$.02...<g>                                  bj

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