do people really need to carve their names into living trees still? this romanticized idea of "Erin 2017" and all of the other people on the trail going back in ten years just to say "look at that! i did that years ago!" is the most bizarre thing. why are people obsessed with putting their names on things? if i meet erin i'm going to carve my name into her wall and date it so i can oooh and awe at it every time i go over. which i doubt would be often.