A group of trail users on the Deschutes is working on reducing user conflicts on the trails. The group is comprised of representatives from the Central Oregon Trails, Oregon Equestrian Trails and Back Country Horsemen, the Sisters Trails Alliance (a multi-user group), unaffiliated hikers, and the Forest Service. The group formed because bikes are so numerous on the trails that many equestrians now avoid trails they’ve ridden for decades because they’ve had unpleasant encounters. To address this issue, they’ve developed signage and a brochure, and just released a professionally-produced Share the Trails video. (The video was partially funded by a grant from the Deschutes Trails Coalition, and the participating groups funded the remainder.) Here’s a link to the video. It’s about two minutes long.