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[pct-l] Are dogs alowed on the trail?

At 09:53 PM 5/30/02, you wrote:
>I highly doubt that.  There's a reason why mounted cavalry used to
>travel a heck of a lot farther and faster than infantry.  Humans are
>uniquely adapted for many things, but efficient walking isn't one of

Actually, for just going sheer distance, especially in heat, humans can outdo horses. In most of the "man vs horse" races the man wins. 

For going shorter distances quickly or carrying loads, (like those soldiers would be carrying) horses kick ass.

In the ultra running community, it is generally accepted that the only animal that can out distance a man is an elephant.
Brick Robbins                       mailto:brick@fastpack.com