I took my parents to Seven Falls last year. When we were on the Eagles Landing viewing platform I pointed out a few hikers on the Mt. Cutler trail above. Some people overheard me and commented how crazy someone would have to be to do that. I mentioned that it was actually quite easy and they looked at me like I was crazy!
Sounds like the old lady who greeted me at the top of Pikes a couple of years ago. I had just come over the top by the Crags and she had just got out of her car. She looked at me with a scowl and said, "there is a road ya' know!"