Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, biking, being outdoors
In addition, besides all the people hiking these popular places just to get their 10 seconds of fame, there's also a large number of people (again, outdoor retail, I know this) who become overconfident on hikes like Joffre, Chief, etc when wearing shoes for the style vs function (I.E. Nike running shoes seem to be popular) then apply their same choices to more remote or intense hikes while forgetting things like the 10 essentials, proper footwear, etc, then rely on search and rescue or other hikers to bail them out. Like someone else said there is a huge issue with common sense where it seems to defy logic that people think they can go to remote and challenging terrain with so little preparedness.