ErosionPaths inherently promote soil erosion.
To minimize these steep paths are often zigzagged: it is sometimes easy to sidestep these zigzags but please don’t. Every time you do this you help establish an erosion gully. With so many paths, and with officials having so many other duties, path maintenance is a continual burden which should not be aggravated by unthinking short cutters.
Keep an eye on youngsters who unthinkingly although understandably throw stones or even roll rocks over cliffs. Not only might one of the missiles brain some hapless hiker, but larger rocks can start a minor landslide and a whole new site for erosion.
KEEP TO THE PATHS
Do not create your own or create shortcuts.
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” Gary Snider