Ecologically the raised walkways are the best option. People tend to stay on the raised walkways more, they don't have a boundary for invasive species to establish themselves and they don't create a movement barrier for small mammals and reptiles. Aesthetically they suck, but I really support their use on marked "sacrificial" trails in the highcountry.You guys have done amazing work @Myazma and others. Part of me wishes we didn't need this track but the mountains are popular and people will wreck it if they walk/run/bike/whatever in the wrong spots the wrong way, so it's a great resource I reckon. And really well made. Something to hang your hat on and be very proud of.