USFS pack mule meets Budweiser Clydesdales

USFS pack mules Budweiser Clydesdales

While the U.S. Forest Service wildfire-working pack mules were in Pasadena for the Rose Parade on New Years Day they made some new friends at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center — the Budweiser Clydesdales.

USFS pack mules Budweiser Clydesdales

A year ago we had an article about how the USFS overwinters 214 horses and mules at a facility 20 miles northwest of Missoula, MT.

If you like the Clydesdales, HERE and HERE are two commercials featuring them (and a puppy) that appeared in the 2015 Super Bowl.

The photos above were supplied by the USFS.

Below is a photo from our archives:

The Carson Hot Shots being resupplied by a mule team
The Carson Hot Shots being resupplied by pack animals on the Happy Camp Fire Complex in northern California, September, 2014. At one time 29 mules and 8 horses were assigned to the fire. USFS photo by Mike McFadin.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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