Does government stand "in loco parentis", usurping an oversight role we never gave them or is it just doing what we asked for? My wake-up call came on Saturna Island when I saw this warning sign. Apparently just going for a walk without a babysitter is hazardous. "Natural Terrain" means "the world the way you find it".
Some time ago I was out walking with nieces who were growing up urban. When I stepped off the road through some knapweed to a pond, they were aghast, as if I had asked them to join Crocodile Dundee walking on the backs of live alligators. Lovely young ladies but not prepared to go where the rules didn't go. Don't blame the politicians for giving us thousand page rule books and a safety net so egregious that it is unlawful to scuff your knee on playground dirt.