"I OFTEN meet people with insane 65 lb packs..."
I do, too, sometimes, on Eastern Sierra approaches like Shepherd Pass, Taboose Pass, etc. I love it because I know that when they get back to civilization they're going to spread the word that those are heinous routes best avoided by civilized folk. If I do happen to come across a backpacker carrying 65# on one of those trails and they have a smile on their face, the last thing I'm going to do is wave a piece of paper in their face. Us little guys can't afford that kind of misunderstanding. ;o]