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Re: [at-l] exhaustion and WMNF/AMC signage
At 11:48 PM 10/10/2002 -0400, Cliff wrote:
>Signs are fine on the road, the road is full of them, a few more wont hurt.
>Actually as you say they would be nice on the roads. Especially considering
>the fact that on occasion the trail crossing location is a poor choice and
>wasn't chosen with safety in mind.
>For example the relocated Rt 17 AT crossing in Maine. Sure it gives the
>hiker a nice view, but it's only a matter of time before a south bound hiker
>will be killed there. The south bound hiker is climbing down about 10 feet
>of ledge right into the relatively blind inside corner of a right hand turn.
>North bound cars coming into the turn with the view on the left as they
>start the turn to the right. poof a south bound hiker stepping into the
>road. Heck I know it's there and I almost got 2 southbounders this summer,
>and I'm going way below the speed limit when I drive thru there.
>Road crossings should be well marked for both the hiker, and the driver.
I know the spot well, and had the same thoughts.
A similar spot is the road crossing in front of Walasi-Yi,
coming off Blood Mtn. I had a very close call there.
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