I'm curious how many folks here do work in service to the trail systems and other outdoors "infrastructure" for lack of a better word, we all use. I spend a day or so a month doing trail maintenance and a few days a year caring for a historic fire lookout. My brother spends all his time (early retirement!) doing volunteer trail work in the Mount Hood NF. See: Trailadvocate.
It has long been my observation that while many of us talk about it, when it comes down to it few actually put their time and labor where their mouths are.
I walked a trail last weekend that I knew a week or two previously had been traversed by a gaggle of Mazamas (30 or so) and there was small blowdown (as well as big) all over the trail that they could easily have removed rather than simply stepping over. To me, this is similar to (but certainly not as bad) as failing to pickup the beer cans and other trash we all see left near trailheads and sometimes in the deeper woods. So why not move the small blowdown? Clean out the water bar? Move the large rock that rolled onto the trail?
Given trail maintenance budgets (one district I know of went from 4 persons on trails to .5 person), if we do not get more active in this field, more trails will be lost, becoming impassable due to blowdown and washouts.