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  1. Gebby says

    I love how the HPAG acknowledges education of Summit Stewards has cut down on summit erosion, despite marked increase in usage, but the first substantial action was to take away all the parking and institute a permit system! Clearly it’s not just the numbers of people that matter!

  2. hikers says

    I hope they educate the Stewards regarding cairns marking trails. I caught one of the stewards dismantling the cairn for Gray peak (in 2019) and appropriately notified her what they are used for, and that someone could get lost if cairns are not where they’re supposed to be. Almost half of the 46 trails are unmarked and the cairns are crucial for route finding. Of course she didn’t listen, but maybe if their bosses made it a point it might work.

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