That was a great article thank you for sharing. I have seen a couple teenagers hiking up the Gulfside trail just below the summit with no shoes just bare feet I thought that was a litte crazy. I wish more people would read articles like this before they hike. I just started hiking and I did so much reserch on what I needed and I would not even think of going until I had everything I needed. To many people just do not use good judgement.