Often I'm left scratching my head wondering "What were they thinking???" Perfect example:
About 2/3 of the way around The Bookends traverse at Snowbird has a huge sign proclaiming 'Experts only." It pretty much blocks the traverse, no way to miss it. Beyond that point it's increasingly steep mogul fields, steep, narrow gullies, cliffs etc. It's very obvious at that point that the terrain becomes increasingly difficult.
So, I'm at the bottom of one of the gullies over there and see a couple guys at the top. The gully in question is basically a quarterpipe 3 or 4 turns wide and moderately steep - serious skiing, but certainly not extreme by any stretch. The guys finally start down - by sliding on their butts and edging their skis. Apparently they were so far over their heads that they didn't make even the slightest effort to actually ski any of if. Not at bit, just a 200 yard long butt slide. Fortunately nobody got hurt and they didn't mess up the line for anybody else - if I were behind them I'd have been pissed.
What were they thinking? What's their thought process? Do they think the sign is just made up by lawyers to scare them off? Or they have no idea what harder terrain actually is? Or they know but figure they'll just go for it? Everybody has seen this kind of thing at some point, I'm sure. What were they thinking?