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Old 12-06-2009, 11:01 AM
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Default Sign say's!!!!!

Ok to explain a little about what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for a sharing of ideas.

We have all been thru the trail systems in our favorite forest. We've all seen the signs that bluntly demand that we comply with rules.

Do this!:Cob: Stay out. Go here, don't go there. Even the sign that says "Stay on the trail or stay home" is percieved by some to be blunt and cold.

How can we in a more user friendly way ask for compliance.

Do you have a favorite sign that gets the message across.

I'm serious about this. I would like to hear about what you've seen and what your reaction is to such signage.

Although there are no constraints as to how wordy the sign may be , I'm looking for something that would fit on a 12 x 16 inch or 14 x 18 inch board. Letters would be either 1" or 3/4". Different fonts are possible.

The better ideas may just in fact show up on the trail.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:21 PM
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:01 PM
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:22 PM
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:53 AM
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I like blunt and too the point . If the sign isn't serious people think its merely a suggestion.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:02 PM
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I vote that the trails are marked in some way...something similar to snowmobile diamonds. I know you want folks to stay on the trail...so let's give them something to follow. It will keep the honest folks honest & give new visitors to the trail system something to go by...not everyone is a trail veteran & knows all the trails by heart

Also...I vote for blunt signage...get to the point & mean it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:22 PM
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We are also looking for inventive and effective signs for the new trail and refurbished trails at the Santiam.

Maximum fines enforced! is our best bet so far. We are open for suggestions.

Clear precise messages with law to back it up is the hope.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:46 PM
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I think REALLY good siganage and maps are a key. Maps can have the rules well documented on the back.

Trail markings should clearly define the trail corridor on BOTH side of the trail, especially when there are multiple lines available. If you get to run the easywild at Elbe, you'll see what I mean. There is never a spot where you don't know what is and is not part of the trail. Unfortunately all the trail head markings have been destroyed but once you're on the trail, it's very clear.

Any trail intersection should also be VERY clearly marked with good signage like road signs. It's very easy to get off on the wrong track with completely good intentions.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:50 AM
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I think REALLY good siganage and maps are a key. Maps can have the rules well documented on the back.

Trail markings should clearly define the trail corridor on BOTH side of the trail, especially when there are multiple lines available. If you get to run the easywild at Elbe, you'll see what I mean. There is never a spot where you don't know what is and is not part of the trail. Unfortunately all the trail head markings have been destroyed but once you're on the trail, it's very clear.

Any trail intersection should also be VERY clearly marked with good signage like road signs. It's very easy to get off on the wrong track with completely good intentions.
I like this idea for the enforcement aspect. With Blunt and Clear signage and well marked trails there is no excuse for being off trail! It will be a clear violation of law and therefor make it easy on the LEOs to give tickets. Not only that but it will keep the honest on the right path!
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All are great ideas, suggestions and viewpoints I can agree with. Blunt, straightforward, maps, ENFORCEMENT!

Trail OPEN for Responsible Users ONLY.


maybe add a website address for PNW4WDA, ATV, NMA......
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