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11-23-2009, 12:26 AM
Why is it that dog owners face large fines for not picking up their dogs, but horses crap all over the trail by Johnson Creek? What gives? Doesn't horse waste pollute waterways too?
I'd love to see riders have to keep the trail clean too.
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11-25-2009, 02:21 PM
I know huh, i've always wondered that. I hate dodging those big ass land mines.
11-30-2009, 01:36 PM
I asked a ranger at Crater Lake once why horses were allowed on some trails, but dogs are banned park-wide. His response was "historical reasons."
In other words, there is no scientifically defensible reason why horses are allowed where bikes aren't, why horse-owners can leave waste on the trail, and why stock are allowed on trails closed to dogs. The only reason stock (and their by-products) are allowed is our ongoing belief that cowboys somehow embody our national character.
12-01-2009, 12:34 PM
Of all the things that I have dodged on the springwater- dogs on 20' leashes, british (left side riding) bikers, passed out drunks and one moron on a motorcycle, the horse poop is kinda the least of my worries
12-02-2009, 12:33 PM
Besides, you should never pass up some good all natural garden fertilizer. Another reason why those "white bucket panniers" are good to have. :)
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