from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow single-file trail for pack-animals.
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An old wood-road, or a regular wagon-road, or a logging-trail, or a pack-trail is used as a fire line, when possible; but when a fire line must be cleared especially, it is laid from bare spot to bare spot and along the tops of ridges.
Slowly he continued along the road until he came to where a narrow pack-trail swung north and east through the thick spruce and balsam in the direction of Loon Lake.
Isolated by one hundred and fifty miles of wagon-road and pack-trail from one railroad base, and by forty miles of mountains from the other, its future turned upon the hope of cheaper transportation.
With a single exception its ores were low grade, and the wagon-road and pack-trail freightage made them practically profitless to the miners.