I am very much in agreement. I understand the use of cairns, signs, rock and branch barriers, etc. to keep people on the true trail, and support it. Perhaps that is why the giant cairns on Mt. Langley were erected by the USFS/USNPS, since that route lends itself to people wandering about. I wish something would be done about the proliferation of use paths on Baldy. There seems to be no equivalent of SGWA there. And I believe that off-trail cairns are unsafe to rely on.