My husband and I were hiking at the West Fork hiking trail in March 2014. We were shocked to see not one but two different hikers along the trail with guns in a holster, not hidden and very obviously displayed. We are Canadian and this is something that you would not see on a hiking trail in Canada (because it is against the law). I was at first very concerned but my husband said that in the U.S. the laws are different in regards to guns. Is this legal and allowed in the U.S.? Is there really a need to have a gun on a hiking trail?