Minimum Impact for Backcountry Horse Camping - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 08-30-2007, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Minimum Impact for Backcountry Horse Camping

How's Your Horse Packing Sense?

You've packed the finest horses and mules, explored every ridge in the National Forests around your home, and used your favorite spots every year. The problem is, most good campsites even in remote places, are used all season. Careless use often results in polluted creeks, campsites covered with ash and beat to dust, trampled tree roots, and overgrazed meadows. Since more people visit the backcountry every year, we'd like to remind you of a few simple ways to lower your impacts in the backcountry. Let's take a look...
Minimum Impact Philosophy: Disguise the sight and sound of your passage, leaving no sign that you were ever there.
Before You Go Information

Before you go, contact local land managers for maps, regulations and opportunities for your area(s), information and rules concerning permits, campfire, party size, grazing, weed-seed-free feed, trail conditions and closures, and more. Make alternate plans in case of bad weather.
Physical Fitness

It's easier to travel outdoors when both you and your animals are in shape for the trip.

Know your stock: Which animal leads best? Which ones follow better? Which is the slowest traveler? The slowest animal determines the speed of the pack string. Are they familiar with trails, packing, and with the equipment you plan to use? Get your animals used to highlines, pickets, hobbles, and various temporary corrals before you go. the full guide with pics here
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-30-2007, 10:00 PM
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extreamley good advice

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