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Last updated 10/16/2020 at 2:31pm

Heidi and Beth of the Park Service trail crew prepare pack animals to bring supplies for trail repairs in Olympic National Forest.

We step out of our car, immediately fascinated with two young women and many HUGE pack animals (horses and mules) they were loading with 8x8 posts. The critters were tethered to the trailers, already loaded. The one they were loading didn't seem to move a muscle as the load was lifted and shoved and balanced just so.

Heidi and Beth are part of the Park Service trail crew, bringing in supplies for the work crews to rebuild eroded areas of the trail to Deer Lake in the Olympic National Forest. Happy to be asked for a photo, they are smiling, casual and confident of their work and its value t...



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