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Friends of ours own the High Sierra Pack Station up above Huntington and I will bet they are absolutely fired up mad.
They should be.....they run a great station...have used their services a number of times over the years....
I do not understand how a radical fringe group can take the livelyhood away from companies that provide of these pack stations. And I STILL don't understand what High Sierra Hikers are complaining about???
I hiked the Sierra extensivly back in the 60s & 70s the do gooders (trouble makers) were activly trying to stop everything but foot traffic back then...VOILA 2012 they find a sympathetic judge and so the story goes!!!
I say the trouble makers shouldn't get the services of those on horseback when they get lost...they can find their own way out
I used to trail ride in the mountains. I had a very sure footed horse that rarely balked at anything. But my father in law (who was with the Madera Co Sheriff's Office and did Search and Rescue) had a horse that was riot trained. We put her out front and she'd put her head down and plow hikers off the trail like snow. I don't know how many of you have ever had a horse put his forehead in your chest and give you a nudge, but it's not a fair fight.
Anyone in your party keep a straight face? That would have been hilarious.
The guys I used to ride with never had a straight face. Most of them were hardcore cowboys who were born 100 years too late. I was the only quasi civilized guy in the bunch.
Now that is a scary scenario....