when I hiked Mt Washington, I was disappointed with the amount of other people on the trail. I would think the people going to Mt Everest to climb are not expecting to be in a Disney World style line.
I was expecting to pass maybe one or two people on the entire trip but it ended up being many many more than that. One group, that I could only describe as some blend of something like German Gothic death metal wackos were hiking in all black leather and jeans with giant platform boots while blasting death metal screamer music from a boom box. that really disrupted the peacefulness of nature. We also passed a woman (Tibetan) who was rather upset to be waiting for he friends to catch up.