Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby peregrinator » 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!

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » 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!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Eremophila » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 8:53 pm

Not exactly wilderness but....

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

Postby ribuck » Fri 07 Jul, 2017 6:15 am

Gotta watch out for those dangerous grazing sheep:

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

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby taswegian » 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.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » 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.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » 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.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby walk2wineries » 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
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » 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)
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"ANYTHING" ie, this fence, rocks, trees, dirt, yourself . . .
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Neo » 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:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 1:20 pm

Pinched this from another site:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby neilmny » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 4:59 pm

That's a ripper NNW :lol: :lol:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » 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".
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