Desktop version
Bushwalking topics that are not location specific.

Forum rules

The place for bushwalking topics that are not location specific.
Post a reply

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Fri 23 Jun, 2017 5:02 pm

This is in Victoria, but it's not Flemington or Caulfield. Kooyoora State Park, in fact. And it is a "track", not a "road". Downhill all the way; finishes at a dead-end.

Gambol irresponsibly!

Bookies %22Road%22_0022.jpg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Fri 23 Jun, 2017 5:10 pm

It no longer exists but, back in about 1982 when I was cycling from Ferntree Gully to the MCG I used to pass a side road near Glenferrie called 'Through Road'. Under the name there was the standard 'No Through Road' sign.

Before anyone starts, you haven't been in a real wilderness until you've tried cycling Glenferrie Rd at peak hour. It's suicidal, I tells ya!

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Wed 28 Jun, 2017 8:53 pm

Not exactly wilderness but....

Turntable carpark.jpg


I wasn't quite sure of the purpose of this water fountain/bubbler. Turntable carpark in the You Yangs.

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Fri 07 Jul, 2017 6:15 am

Gotta watch out for those dangerous grazing sheep:

DSCN0289.jpg
DSCN0289.jpg (151.41 KiB) Viewed 23776 times


... and earth-falling during winding is pretty dangerous too ...

P3263986.jpg
P3263986.jpg (277.55 KiB) Viewed 23776 times

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Fri 07 Jul, 2017 1:05 pm

That bottom sign interesting.
Where's it?

Re sheep and dogs,
If you've ever suffered a dog attack on your sheep you'd know why that signs there.
The wife was too scared to venture outside.
Could post pictures but it wouldn't be pretty.

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Fri 07 Jul, 2017 11:48 pm

taswegian wrote:That bottom sign interesting.
Where's it?

That sign is in the Teno National Park on Tenerife. It leads to the village of Teno Bajo, which is the start of some fabulous walks up into the mountains. Unless you are willing to walk past that 5-metre high sign, you would need to take a taxi to Teno Alto to start your walks. It's one of about a dozen signs in the area. Here are two more.
P3263987.jpg
P3263987.jpg (107.21 KiB) Viewed 23680 times

P3263988.jpg
P3263988.jpg (152.33 KiB) Viewed 23680 times

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Fri 07 Jul, 2017 11:56 pm

Two more from Tenerife. The footbridge sign says "Don't cross in case of risk of flash flooding". There's always some risk of flash flooding, so you should therefore never cross the footbridge. But the bridge is only 10 metres long, and you have a view right up the valley, and it takes about three seconds to cross, so there can never be any danger. Plus, the chasm is deep. If there was ever a danger this high up, the water would already have obliterated all of the roads nearby (none of which are that high, and none of which have any kind of flash flood warning sign), and it would also have wiped out several towns.
20150101_175156.jpg
20150101_175156.jpg (132.9 KiB) Viewed 23678 times

20141231_111144.jpg
20141231_111144.jpg (104.66 KiB) Viewed 23678 times

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 16 Jul, 2017 8:57 pm

I think WA has been burnt a few times.. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/L ... 2004/1.pdf The Nagle vs Rottnest is in Torts 101 everywhere... http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/U ... 993/26.pdf

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Wed 27 Sep, 2017 10:21 am

Point Nepean National Park. 2004 (reorganising files. Amazing what you can find when you're not looking for it)
Attachments
20040509-CRW_1602.jpg
"ANYTHING" ie, this fence, rocks, trees, dirt, yourself . . .
20040509-CRW_1603.jpg
Make up your minds, please.

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Wed 13 Dec, 2017 6:13 pm

Love those 'you will die' type of warnings!

Here is an oldie that should be put at every tourist track along with a bin, dig the Wombat:
Attachments
IMAG5135.jpg
Top of Golden Stairs

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Tue 02 Jan, 2018 1:20 pm

Pinched this from another site:
Attachments
Glasshouse.jpg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Tue 02 Jan, 2018 4:59 pm

That's a ripper NNW :lol: :lol:

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Tue 02 Jan, 2018 5:46 pm

Sometimes signs like that give ideas to people who otherwise wouldn't have thought of rolling rocks off the summit.

A bit like during the US Prohibition Era, when jars of grape juice came with a label stating "Warning: the contents may ferment if left in a warm, dark cupboard for 30 days".

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sat 10 Mar, 2018 9:05 am

Ha ha - some parks person with a sense of humour.

StarvingTrackworkers.jpg


Cant have trackworkers getting too fat or getting lumpy jaw!

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Tue 18 Feb, 2020 5:58 pm

Great North Walk, near Yarramalong.
Attachments
7A02F913-6AD5-4079-ADC7-85FAAE5DD015.jpeg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Tue 18 Feb, 2020 7:36 pm

Cobah Ridge, Berowra Waters.
8046.jpg
8046.jpg (206.44 KiB) Viewed 14379 times

Needless to say, what is left of a foot track (to the left of the tree) is a bit vague in places.

Cheers
Roger

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Tue 18 Feb, 2020 10:21 pm

I liked these toilet signs in a mountain refugio in Argentina

Image

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Wed 19 Feb, 2020 8:22 am

Roger reminded me of this one:
Attachments
d-20100 copy.jpg
No *&%$#!, Sherlock.

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Wed 01 Apr, 2020 9:01 am

Perhaps West coast attitudes are changing.

Sign.jpg
sign

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Wed 01 Apr, 2020 11:16 am

Saw this recently in the Tarra Bulga NP on a lookout.

Somebody had scribbled under reason: large tree fallen on lookout.
Attachments
IMG_20200304_143145.jpg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 10:59 am

Or this one at the bottom of the track near Harrietville to Mount Feathertop via the hut.
Attachments
806A7010-C636-4466-9A1B-486534955D3B.jpeg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 11:03 am

Don R wrote:Or this one at the bottom of the track near Harrietville to Mount Feathertop via the hut.

They're not mucking around :D

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 11:12 am

Great Ocean Walk. I cracked up when I saw it, took a pic and sent it to my husband and kids back home.
Attachments
20191024_075831.jpg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 12:33 pm

Edgar Dam. You can't see it clearly in this shot, but the boat ramp is between the sign and the dam . . .
Attachments
SPR009 copy.jpg

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 12:51 pm

Besides, if we take the dam as being the water (what else is it?), then obviously you can neither boat nor swim on the gravel.

Cheers

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 1:14 pm

rcaffin wrote:Besides, if we take the dam as being the water (what else is it?), then obviously you can neither boat nor swim on the gravel.

Cheers

A dam is a barrier that restricts or stops water, not a body of water. I know, people don't use it correctly. The body of water is a lake, or reservoir.

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 2:05 pm

We have a dam on our farm. It is not a lake, and it is not a reservoir. It is a dam.
One could argue that what holds the water in is a 'dam wall', at least in the above photo. Our dam does not have a dam wall per se.

Anyhow, my comment was meant as entertainment, or perhaps a sideswipe at bureaucracy.

Cheers

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 2:34 pm

rcaffin wrote:We have a dam on our farm. It is not a lake, and it is not a reservoir. It is a dam.
One could argue that what holds the water in is a 'dam wall', at least in the above photo.


Macquarie Dictionary: dam: an artificially created depression for holding rainwater and used primarily to supply water for stock.

:? I don't think of myself as 'stock' ... yet I drink water from a 'dam'.

More?
The first use of tank in Australia was perfectly in line with the original meaning of a word from the Gujarati language of western India, where it was the name for an artificial reservoir for water made by excavation or by damming. This Anglo-Indian usage became part of the military jargon applied in Australia.
And yet more ... https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/ ... ticle/300/

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 6:55 pm

Baeng72 wrote:
rcaffin wrote:Besides, if we take the dam as being the water (what else is it?), then obviously you can neither boat nor swim on the gravel.

Cheers

A dam is a barrier that restricts or stops water, not a body of water. I know, people don't use it correctly. The body of water is a lake, or reservoir.


Strictly speaking, Fake Pedder is an impoundment.

Edgar Dam is the official name of the big rock and concrete thing in the picture that helps contain the water.
nyah nyah nyah.

Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Sun 12 Apr, 2020 6:57 pm

north-north-west wrote:
Baeng72 wrote:
rcaffin wrote:Besides, if we take the dam as being the water (what else is it?), then obviously you can neither boat nor swim on the gravel.

Cheers

A dam is a barrier that restricts or stops water, not a body of water. I know, people don't use it correctly. The body of water is a lake, or reservoir.


Strictly speaking, Fake Pedder is an impoundment.

Edgar Dam is the official name of the big rock and concrete thing in the picture that helps contain the water.
nyah nyah nyah.

Correct, I didn't have my thesaurus with me to list all synonyms of reservoir. :D
Teach me to be a pedantic turd!
Post a reply