Washington DNR poisoned me!

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Washington DNR poisoned me!

Post by Chip Down » June 17th, 2020, 7:20 pm

Yeah, the title is clickbait :D

I was walking down a trail, back the way I came (returning to my car). Approached a road crossing. Surprised to see vehicles, as most of the roads I encountered today were very rugged. I guess this one must be pretty smooth all the way down to the main road. One of the vehicles was a tanker truck. As I got closer to the road, I noticed they were spraying the road, and I saw a warning sign indicating the area was being treated with herbicide. Sign says entry is restricted for 48 hours after spraying. So how the heck am I supposed to get back to my car?! Not cool that they posted these signs as they were spraying, rather than in advance.

Pic below was one of many others I encountered on my return trip. Posted because it's the most aesthetic of the bunch.

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Re: Washington DNR poisoned me!

Post by Limey » June 18th, 2020, 8:38 am

Geez Chip, I used to drink Mad Dog back in the day, I suspect it's not the same product but the effects it had on the body would make one wonder.

DNR really should have pre-posted the intent to spray.

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Re: Washington DNR poisoned me!

Post by texasbb » June 18th, 2020, 7:19 pm

That really is an aesthetically pleasing sign! :lol:

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