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Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tas-man » Wed 17 Aug, 2011 10:32 pm

I have seen lots of interpretative signage in our National Parks that are intended to "inform" the experience of visitors, but it looks like this one rather overshadows the subject :wink:

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What other examples have you seen?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tas-man » Wed 17 Aug, 2011 11:07 pm

Here is one from December 1971 that caught my attention sufficiently to be worth expending my rationed slide film on it. This was the sign outside the Rangers House that was next to the Day Hut at Waldheim until it burnt down a few years later and was not replaced. I got a :lol: from the blanked out letter "N" originally at the start of the word "ENQUIRIES" as well as the reversed "S" :lol:

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lady McGuyver » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 12:20 pm

I saw this while up on Surrey a while back. . .
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 12:34 pm

I think Ollster has one from the Blue Tier. "security cameras in use" in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby pazzar » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 6:42 pm

The best I have seen so far is on Cranes Rd, Dromedary. It simply says: 'Warning, these premises are under constant covert surveillance. Trespassers will be shot.' There were several warning signs previous to this, but this one took the cake! I must go back and get a photo of it.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby stepbystep » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 6:55 pm

pazzar wrote:The best I have seen so far is on Cranes Rd, Dromedary. It simply says: 'Warning, these premises are under constant covert surveillance. Trespassers will be shot.' There were several warning signs previous to this, but this one took the cake! I must go back and get a photo of it.


I laughed about the signs up there as well Jared(you didn't mention the signs about uncontrolable attack dogs), but then I stumbled across the meditation camp, promising tranquility amongst sporadic gunfire!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby pazzar » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 7:12 pm

Haha yes I did see them. Just the thought of 'Constant covert surveillance' made me chuckle. Do they sit there with their shot guns in front of a monitor all day?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lady McGuyver » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 7:23 pm

I saw this one day while I was working in the bush. . . I did wonder what they might have been 'protecting' :shock:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby MJD » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 9:45 pm

We were university students back then; is that an excuse?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 10:10 pm

Oh Martin thats *&%$#! hilarious!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » Fri 19 Aug, 2011 6:09 pm

It's accurate too, going on my last visit.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby felidelavida » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 11:11 am

On a tree in a paddock between Bothwell and Interlaken, "The average person can cross this paddock in ten seconds, our bullocks do it in nine."
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby whynotwalk » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 11:48 am

An oldie but a goodie ... this was once on the fence behind what's now the Hungry Wombat Cafe at Derwent Bridge. The present owners didn't leave it up, for some reason :lol:

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby pazzar » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 3:53 pm

so every time we want to use profanities we use a photo?? Haha when did they take this down?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tasadam » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 6:19 pm

pazzar wrote:so every time we want to use profanities we use a photo??

Good point.
This any better? :wink:

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby pazzar » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 6:28 pm

Ah and I thought we just discovered a loophole!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby tasadam » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 6:32 pm

Nope, not a loophole, it was a poophole and it belonged to a dog. :)
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Nuts » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 6:36 pm

ha ha... they weren't the sharpest Tools.. I picture a bunch of people standing around holding dogs in arms (with an eye on where their feet were placed and wondering what happens next) :roll:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 6:52 pm

This is not exactly 'in the bush', just a very small rural town. When I got to the Weddin Mtns camp, all the fireplaces had 'TOTAL FIRE BAN' signs on them, although the weather was as in the photo and the road was almost washed out.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Stibb » Sat 10 Sep, 2011 7:35 am

Ok, not exactly wilderness either but I like this one
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby wildwalks » Tue 13 Sep, 2011 5:37 pm

Again not exactly wilderness

On the Great North Walk just before crossing Mooney Mooney Creek on the old Pacific Hwy (when heading south), you pass this sign
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I am worried about the poor walkers who are north bound, and do not get the benefit of this obviously very important information before they cross the bridge.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby mjdalessa » Tue 27 Sep, 2011 8:39 pm

stepbystep wrote:
pazzar wrote:The best I have seen so far is on Cranes Rd, Dromedary. It simply says: 'Warning, these premises are under constant covert surveillance. Trespassers will be shot.' There were several warning signs previous to this, but this one took the cake! I must go back and get a photo of it.


I laughed about the signs up there as well Jared(you didn't mention the signs about uncontrolable attack dogs), but then I stumbled across the meditation camp, promising tranquility amongst sporadic gunfire!


The video surveillance signs are everywhere! we had a ute pull off after us but he looked amish; probably just sits on the hill all day! The meditation camp probably belongs to the people past the private property signs that use the road as a carpark. Along with a covert surveillance one we saw a sign warning about trigger happy locals! Don't know if it was meant as a joke but it seemed possibly relevant.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Dale » Wed 29 Feb, 2012 8:18 am

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby whynotwalk » Wed 14 Mar, 2012 4:03 pm

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Sign on the Caples Track, NZ
A sign to help anxious carnivores relax? :o

[Seen near Mid Caples Hut, NZ]

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Tortoise » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 4:43 pm

Time to revive this topic.

I thought it reasonably likely that, if I took the trouble to obtain a permit (and presumably a key) to enter this ah... whatever-it-is, I would figure out for myself that I should expect a confined space. Perhaps 'they' think most people will assume it's a Tardis of some kind.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby oldpiscator » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 5:01 pm

That is obviously a stream gauging station.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby GBW » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 5:01 pm

On the AAWT near Mt Skene...

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Tortoise » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 5:06 pm

oldpiscator wrote:That is obviously a stream gauging station.

And not obviously a confined space? :wink:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Geevesy » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 5:23 pm

I wouldn't really call this "wilderness" as such, having stationed army personnel there, but there are numerous signs like this one as you approach the tri-border on a short day walk in Norway...
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Tortoise » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 5:35 pm

Great one, geevsey. I wonder how many people offensively circumnavigated the offending cairn prior to the appearance of the sign.
(Mine wasn't exactly wilderness either, but rather than starting a new topic i thought i'd add to this one.)
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