An Appalachian Trail hiker sees cows on the trail, whips out a mobile device and immediately calls the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and demands to know why cows are on the trail.
The Pacific Crest Trail hiker sees cows in designated USFS Wilderness lands, arrives back at home, and sends a tersely worded email to the local land management agency and wants to know why cows are allowed on wilderness lands.
The Continental Divide Trail hiker sees cattle and thinks “COOL! THERE MUST BE WATER NEARBY!!!!!“
Thank you! Thank you! I’ll be playing the trail all week. Be sure to tip your ridge runners!