I’m not sure I understand this impulse. You are in a place that is specifically set aside to preserve a natural environment. So what do you do? You carve your initials into a tree so everyone will always know you were there. Just the initials-the least identifiable portion of your name. In a tree-that will die and fall down. Not permanent or identifiable. I could at least see an argument for name or likeness in stone. But initials in a tree?

I just don’t get it.