Thanks for the reply... and for the insight.
This is one of the strongest reasons for helping this site survive: we will pass on the past to the next generation.
Sure, I could have been hurt exploring this magical place -- just as I could have fallen learning to ride my bike -- but I was encouraged to learn about the real world in the real world. Yes, I fell off my bike and I may have gotton a bruise or two in the crevices... but remains an inescapable part of the experience.
What can we do? Well, Anoymous, you can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We can all rebuild the cairns and, quite frankly, Lily Eastman's barn red markers weren't all that bad. Also, to all of you who love the mountain, look for GPS coordinates of hidden places like the crevices in upcoming guides...