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Camp and Travel With Pack Animals

horsesPack stock groups must be even more conscientious than others, as animals can cause considerable impact. Keep groups small and carry light weight equipment to reduce the number of animals you’ll need. The fewer animals taken, the less mark left on the land.

Select campsites that can accommodate your animals without damage to the area. There should be enough feed for your animals and wildlife: if the area is overgrazed, your stock may remove food otherwise needed by deer and elk during winter months. Water stock on a stream bank that can withstand hard use. Loose herding for water causes substantial stream bank damage. Avoid fragile lake shores and soft meadows.