Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby rcaffin » Sun 12 Apr, 2020 7:30 pm

Some cabin fever?

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby msrlo » Sun 12 Apr, 2020 7:42 pm

This isn't in the wilderness but it's in the middle of no where
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 12 Apr, 2020 10:17 pm

msrlo wrote:This isn't in the wilderness but it's in the middle of no where

Geographical determinism?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby debkah » Mon 13 Apr, 2020 7:31 am

Even when you're nowhere, you're somewhere.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 1:38 pm

debkah wrote:Even when you're nowhere, you're somewhere.


Well, there's Nowhere Else in Tasmania.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Paul » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 1:54 pm

Where is - Nowhere Else ? - it's somewhere isn't it ?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tastrax » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 2:00 pm

Its in several places.... :D

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby peregrinator » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 2:09 pm

Then of course there's also Erehwon.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 4:26 pm

Good to see the mods allowing us a bit more freedom in these socially-isolated times.

What’s always found in the middle of nowhere?

The letter “h”.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby debkah » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 6:59 pm

Everywhere is either here or there. Nowhere and somewhere all have locations.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Warin » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 7:23 pm

debkah wrote:Everywhere is either here or there.


I think you'll find everywhere is both here and there.

The letter A can be found at 33º 08' 23.53" S 151º 12' 11.14" E. :D No idea where H would be. :oops:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Paul » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 8:07 pm

This one is from Canada

Reminds us that we have a "Duty Of Care" to ourselves.

It is our responsibility to remain safe.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby debkah » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 8:56 pm

Warin wrote:
debkah wrote:Everywhere is either here or there.


I think you'll find everywhere is both here and there.

The letter A can be found at 33º 08' 23.53" S 151º 12' 11.14" E. :D No idea where H would be. :oops:



The H is lost and nowhere!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tastrax » Tue 14 Apr, 2020 9:48 pm

No, H lives on

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Sat 19 Jun, 2021 3:55 pm

Beware elves riding wallabies.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby peregrinator » Sat 19 Jun, 2021 6:28 pm

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Sun 22 Aug, 2021 6:42 pm

I'm glad they're saving us from ... sand.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby rcaffin » Sun 22 Aug, 2021 7:44 pm

That sign could be for real.
We were walking down the Colo from the Wolgan junction to Crawfords LO, and there was quicksand everywhere. I was carrying a long pole with me for getting either myself or my wife out of it - many times. You just . . . sink.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby johnw » Mon 23 Aug, 2021 3:09 pm

Gotta do something in lockdown.
Came across this while visiting Yosemite Valley some years ago. Hmm:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tom_brennan » Fri 27 Aug, 2021 2:19 pm

Track sign at Kanangra - clearly repurposed from Newnes (Wollemi NP)!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby michael_p » Fri 27 Aug, 2021 4:07 pm

^ That reminds me of the old picnic table on the way to Maddens Falls in Dharawal. Talk about re-purposing.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tom_brennan » Fri 27 Aug, 2021 8:46 pm

michael_p wrote:^ That reminds me of the old picnic table on the way to Maddens Falls in Dharawal. Talk about re-purposing.


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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby johnw » Sat 28 Aug, 2021 2:19 pm

Found in the dunes above Marley Lagoon, Royal NP several years ago.
About 500m inland from the Coast Track, and much further from any other track or trail:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby johnw » Sat 28 Aug, 2021 7:55 pm

I think I'll title this "I used to be undecided, but now I'm not so sure".
From a pre-lockdown walk earlier this year in Heathcote NP:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tom_brennan » Wed 01 Sep, 2021 5:35 pm

WA's been done before, but I think this is fairly comprehensive evidence of WA being more dangerous than Afghanistan.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » Wed 01 Sep, 2021 6:11 pm

I have a few of those in my collection. They seem to have proliferated since I was last over that border.

The sign is not too bad. The editing, however, is choice:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lophophaps » Wed 01 Sep, 2021 9:38 pm

Years ago a person got too close to the edge of a cliff on the Snowy Plains in Victoria, fell over, and died. The parks agency put up signs like the above and a fence a few metres long at one popular lookout spot. The idea may have been that people would gravitate to the fence. There were literally miles of unfenced cliffs, no hazard if you are careful.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby johnw » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 7:09 pm

From memory this was at Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide in Colorado:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Eremophila » Mon 20 Sep, 2021 8:06 am

These signs have outlived their usefulness. Which is nice.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » Thu 23 Sep, 2021 8:22 am

These are not so much 'interesting' or 'amusing' as '*&%$#! infuriating'. Interpretive signs at the (currently being flashed up) Devils Gullet Lookout.

First, the 'looking west' sign:
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Going from right to left: yes, that's Ossa, Pelion East, Hyperion ... Cathedral? You can't see any part of the Cathedral plateau from here, it's hidden behind Clumner. What's visible between Hyperion and Clumner is the DuCane Range and Geryon.

Then, 'looking east':
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Deception Point is now shown as an entirely separate ridge in front of Clumner, instead of protruding from its plateau. Massif would be about where it's indicated, hidden behind Clumner, but the sign makes it look like it's part of Clumner. And then Geryon is, supposedly, either another part of the Clumner hump or behind it - and east of Massif - and, given where that little dotted line goes, it looks more like the former.

The rest of what's on them is acceptable, but this overlap area is just so glaringly wrong and inconsistent one is tempted to do some corrective work with a few sticks of dynamite. And not necessarily just on the signs themselves.
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