Out west there were often sign-in boxes at the top of many mountains.
Upon ascension I felt obligated (even honored) to sign my name.
In the case of the my recent visit to the southern terminus of the Florida Trail, I was only hiking in a few hundred yards. For that reason I had no similar impulse to sign the book.
However I was curious to look at the book to see who had.
The sign in book has seen better days.
Moisture and mildew had rendered the pages unreadable.
This could call for water-resistant Write-In-The-Rain notebook.
Either that or an moisture proof case.