With seven billion and counting on this little planet, space in some places is at a premium. We're so lucky here in BC's southern interior -- we aren't overly crowded. And yet, we still compete for space. Space for recreation in the back-country in some areas is highly contentious, with horse-back riders, hikers, skiers, snowshoers, sledders, dirt bikers, mountain bikers (including fat bikers in the winter) and others fighting to occupy the same hills and valleys with their favourite activity. Some of those activities don't mix very well.