The incident was on the San Bernadino Peak trail during later winter/early spring, and was on the section of the trail above the Limber Pine Bench Camp junction before you get to the base of the mountain. That section was covered in snow and the proper trail not visible, and I could see how one might want to lay a few cairns to mark their way through that area (hence my displeasure with the volunteer “ranger” knocking down the cairns).
Obviously not advocating we should disband all trail systems in the wilderness. Just pointing out how it might be hard to reconcile not liking the aesthetics of a small pile of rocks but not minding the permanent damage created by our trails.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by jack.