I agree; no matter what aids are provided hikers, stupid mistakes will still be made.
As far as the idea of adding rocks to the areas in question... Any trail work must be left to the professionals of the USFS. Just piling up rocks, with individuals added their little bit, will create another hazard: rock-fall on those on the trail below. Don't do it! Posters here who are encouraging that are just creating problems - knock it off!
Folks need to take their concerns to the USFS and let them decided how and if to improve the trail. Their crews know best; not wanabe trail builders.
If any trail makes people nervous, they shouldn't go there. Mt. Whitney is not Disneyland. Get over it.
Last edited by Bob West; 11/28/16 08:38 AM.