Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

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Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by airoff » November 10th, 2013, 5:28 pm

First let me applaud the Scout Troop that was out putting up new trail junction signs in the Multnomah Falls area today, great work! I do question why the Forest Service continues to create misleading and inaccurate signs in the Gorge, however. Anyone unfamiliar with these trails would be utterly confused by the distances printed on these signs, which are not distances to destinations, but to other trail junctions.

This sign is located at the top of Wahkeena, just south of Lemmon's Viewpoint.

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by Eric Peterson » November 10th, 2013, 5:38 pm

:o 2 miles to Larch from Lemmons V-Pt!

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by airoff » November 10th, 2013, 5:48 pm

Eric Peterson wrote::o 2 miles to Larch from Lemmons V-Pt!

'Hey kids, it's only 4 miles round trip, we have plenty of time to get there and back by dark!'

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by Eric Peterson » November 10th, 2013, 6:09 pm

Yeah, Lurch is gonna just love this new sign...

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by Don Nelsen » November 10th, 2013, 6:29 pm

No doubt created by the same folks who can't count how many switchbacks there are on the paved trail up to the top of Multnomah Falls :lol:
"Everything works in the planning stage".

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by Eric Peterson » November 10th, 2013, 6:33 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:No doubt created by the same folks who can't count how many switchbacks there are on the paved trail up to the top of Multnomah Falls :lol:
OMG, there's not 11 of those switch backs? Never bothered to count myself :)

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by Don Nelsen » November 10th, 2013, 6:36 pm

Eric Peterson wrote:
Don Nelsen wrote:No doubt created by the same folks who can't count how many switchbacks there are on the paved trail up to the top of Multnomah Falls :lol:
OMG, there's not 11 of those switch backs? Never bothered to count myself :)
Yep, -- And those signs have been up for years!!
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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by airoff » November 10th, 2013, 6:42 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:No doubt created by the same folks who can't count how many switchbacks there are on the paved trail up to the top of Multnomah Falls :lol:
It's funny you say that. There have been times on that trail where I've said to myself, "maybe I just don't know what a switchback is."

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by retired jerry » November 10th, 2013, 6:44 pm

is it 2 miles to the Larch Mountain Trail?

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Re: Brand new misleading trail sign at Wahkeena

Post by airoff » November 10th, 2013, 6:50 pm

retired jerry wrote:is it 2 miles to the Larch Mountain Trail?
Yeah, thereabouts. The distances are to other junctions, but you'd only know that if you already knew it. There is a similar sign just east of the springs, but people long ago wrote in the word "trail". You'd think they'd have learned from that.
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