National Park Service volunteers may not be enough to save Big Prairie Ranger Station and the trails that link…
A cautionary tale advises riders how to ford rivers, and explains the human body’s response to a cold-water plunge.
“Usually when I’m talking about horses, I’m also talking about mules,” Smoke Elser tells the two-dozen people at his weeklong packing clinic.
Horseback teams are often called upon to cover tough terrain in an attempt to find lost or injured hikers and other backcountry enthusiasts. The team members’ roles are as varied as the situations they face.