7 March 2008
And totally ignored it, because I’m a geologist and warning signs shall not deter me from my goals (however life-threatening they might be).
After seeing Julian’s photo of the Unsafe Rock Area sign (which I want), and Geotripper’s collection of geology-related warning signs, I thought a good topic for today’s Field Fotos would be some warning signs of my own. Most of them are from the Big Island of Hawaii (although I don’t have any of the fault zone warnings, unfortunately), but my favorite is from the mainland. Here we go:
This is the jungle trail from the Fern Forest neighborhood into the Kahauale’a Natural Area Reserve, which we hiked to get to Pu’u O’o. It was closed because of the new flank eruption, so naturally we all took pictures with the sign and gleefully vaulted over the red tape. (With permission and USGS scientists along…I’m not that stick-it-to-the-man.)
And this is one of my all-time favorites, taken just outside Big Bend NP, Texas. If you trespass, someone might come after you with a pump-action shotgun and send you home in multiple boxes, but at least they’ll feel bad about it. (Just kidding. We only ever saw handguns while we were there, and that was mostly in the grocery stores.)