| The trail above has eroded
over 5 feet, mostly from horses. While this was the worst I had
seen it reflects the damage that they do. There was so much manure
along the trail that I often felt like I was hiking in a barnyard.
During a one hour stretch hiking above Kennedy Meadows I counted
4 pack trains with about 20 horses and mules. The night before
I saw about 40 teenagers headed up stream in two hours.