Nils and Olaf Fougstedt came from Sweden and homesteaded on Casper Mountain. They lived in a small cabin and sold firewood to people who would drive up from Casper to buy from them. Nils died in 1930 and Olaf continued to live alone on the mountain with his horse until 1960. Olaf never gave a right-of-way to the Bridle Trail. He may have wanted to protect his livelihood from those who might cut firewood on his land for themselves.
The GIS map shows a trail going around a gate and fence that have been there and have been posted as "Private Property" for 50 years. This land was purchased directly from the estate of Ole Fougstedt.
A fence has been in this location for 50 years and it has been posted as "Private Road" for 50 years. This bicycle trail goes around the gate.
This is not a valid trail, though marked on the GIS map as such. It was a trail made by a bicyclist wearing a GPS as they rode around the gate.
More bicycle trails through private property.