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Travel

TRAVEL Roads. Most OT travel in Pal. was by land; only occasionally was water travel used. Land travel was normally by path or road. If there was little travel, then a narrow path or track was sufficient. When there was volume travel, the track simply widened out into a road. These OT roads, however, did not approximate even the poorest roads that autos use today. Rather, they are to be compared to those roads that the American pioneers made when they first crossed the mountains and plains en route westward. In hilly country a road normally had two branches, one for slow climbing up a hill and the other for fast downhill travel. In the mountains, rocks and trees had to be removed, esp. after the time of David when the camel became the hauler of heavy freight. The donkeys, which preceded them and which always carried light loads, were much more sure-footed, even more so than men. Horses were only for the army until Pers. times. The mule was for royalty and the rich. On level ground