Wild Sky Equestrian Trail Proposals
On June 23, 2011, a public meeting was initiated by the U.S. Forest Service to discuss future trail proposals within Wild Sky Wilderness.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Forest Service representatives asked the hikers and equestrians in attendance to go to several large maps and put their 1st Choice (GREEN DOT) for a trail, 2nd Choice (YELLOW DOT) for a trail, and Rejected Trail Choice (RED DOT).
The map shown here was marked by the people in attendance who primarily wanted trails for equestrian use. Frog Mountain was the definitive 1st Choice and Iron Mountain was the definitive 2nd Choice.
The people seeking equestrian trails had their act together much moreso than the people primarily seeking hiking trails, as the maps marked by the hikers had 1st & 2nd Choices scattered all across the wilderness area. The hikers were not as focused as the equestrians for trail priorities.
SIDE-NOTE: My apologies for the poor lighting/bad photo color. My camera died a few days later, and this marked one of the early signs of that occurring.