Originally Posted by sibhusky
I cannot agree with this. In powder conditions on a mountain that is normally pretty empty, I tend to assume I am the only person on the trail. Just a token cough would do the job. I also jump when my cat-footed husband enters a room without notice. Please make some noise so I have a sense of your presence. Fog horns, however, are not acceptable. (There was a lady a few weeks back who had one on her pole.)
Ya know, if I happened upon a normally populated mountain where everyone coughed every time they passed someone, I think I get off the slopes quick for fear of my health.