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Warning Signs

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2019, 12:27:09 PM »
Agreed. The actual intent can be found in the regulation cited in small print on the sign - provided you’re carrying your handy-dandy copy of the CFR with you.


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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2019, 12:41:48 PM »
Not all those who wander are lost.
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2019, 08:48:09 AM »
^^^ Hahahahaha! So, true!


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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2019, 10:21:53 AM »

I've always worried about those slow children.
Wake me when it's time to go.

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2019, 11:38:32 AM »
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but my take on the sign was that it was a warning against traveling off-road.  An alternative take would be no off-road vehicles (ie, 4-wheelers) allowed.  It really is not very clear.

The obvious intent is to prohibit driving off the road; however, the NPS is masterful at an inability to state things with clarity.
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