Re: Horse Packers Banned in SEKI
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:57 am
good thread, general.
Climbing, hiking, mountaineering forum
ScottHanson wrote:Most of us go to the hills to get away from people and our laptops. When you get to many hikers, fishermen, horses, Boy Scout troops, etc. in close proximity issues come up. How do we work through them?
You will be reported to the elves if you post the mannerly black bear one more time! Put it in photoshop and put a beer between his paws and a steaming salmon on the table.lcarreau wrote:MoapaPk wrote: What will be next?
EASY ... the next ban will be bears won't be able to CHILL OUT on picnic tables ..
ScottHanson wrote:Do you think giardia is a drinking water problem in the back country?
whitetail wrote:ScottHanson wrote:Do you think giardia is a drinking water problem in the back country?
Virtually all mammals carry giardia. It makes little difference whether they are domestic or wild. This is why the illness caused by giardia is also commonly called "beaver fever." Beaver ponds are often relatively stagnant with high levels of dissolved organics that tint the water and prevent any natural UV disinfection by sunlight. As a result they are often heavily contaminated with giardia - typically all from wild animals. So the short answer is, horses likely have a negligible impact on giardia levels in the backcountry.
Hey man, I catch your drift. You (really) seem to have a vast knowledge of beavers. Right on ...
When I want to prevent any natural UV disinfection from reaching my face, THIS is what I wear ... for crying out loud ....
You (really) seem to have a vast knowledge of beavers.