The Arizona Daily Sun has suggested limiting Humphreys Peak climbers to 50 a day. The paper made the proposal in response to the July 20 lightning strike near the summit that killed 17-year-old Wade Young on July 20.
The paper notes that the heavily used Humphreys Peak trail does not have proper signage warning people about dangers. It notes that a tent at the trailhead which warns hikers about dangers is not staffed during weekdays (Young was killed on a Wednesday). The heavy usage has also let to trash along the route.
It notes that hikers should be warned to leave the trailhead during monsoon season by 7 a.m. and should be coming down off the mountain by 11 a.m.