Horse Prevention Measures at the trailhead for White Oak Sinks. The sight of this newly constructed horse stile to keep horse riders out of White Oak Sinks had me doing a Happy Dance! I did my victory dance x 2. When I went IN to the sinks and when I came OUT. It isn't the horses idea to go down here. It's the jerks that ride them who make the choice to do the stuff. Last bloom season I read a blog by Liz Etnier who described damage that made me think horse riders may have trampled into White Oak Sinks. I am thrilled that installing this blocked their only point of entry on horseback.
There are several routes for hikers, but this was the only one trifling horse riders could use.
Check out this link to a good article by Al Smith regarding horses in the park titled Quarter No Horses!