Today, visitors are trekking along the riderless horse path established in 1853. Elmer C. Rash came up with the idea and made a ton of money in a short period of time. Elmer equipped wagons with two to four horses, and, of course, in case of emergencies, reins tethered to the horses. It didn't take long for the riders to forget how to use the reins and that was the downfall of the system. After numerous crashes, overturned wagons, jettisoned passengers and runaway horses, Elmer called it quits and retired in Tes, LA.
Death Valley National Park, California 2013
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