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Just a few yds down the trail, below this boulder is a large heavy duty iron handrailing/fence bordering the trail to keep people from approaching/defacing the Native American petroglyphs .



Above the boulder is a row of signs for people walking back down the trail to the TH, but apparently not everyone is capable of reading..

I watched this large group walk past all of the signs and proceeded to lounge all over the petroglyphs to take a "Group Shot", than everyone had to vault over/crawl under the iron barrier fencing to get back on the trail.






I ran into a Ranger a short while later and mentioned the encounter, but he had his hands full, trying to get a young women to get her two kids, that were perched 100 ' up the steep hillside, to stop trundling boulders and throwing rocks across the busy trail....


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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 10 2012, 8:52 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

So haw far from the parking lot to these sites.  My guess too close making easy access to anyone

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I had a similar experience recently on the Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstitions.  It's infuriating.  I don't blame the rangers.  People shouldn't need the imminent threat of penalty to give a thought to preserving these.
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As I was scrolling through the frames, I was waiting to see spray paint...
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I saw the same on Rainier out of Paradise but it was a rope with signs saying "Do not cross the rope to walk, trundle, trample (etc for about 30 different words) the plants" but more than half the people crossed it.

Then at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge was a locked gate about 6' high all the way across the (paved) trail with a sign saying "Trail closed beyond this point" but a lot of people were climbing over it.

Too bad "tourist season" doesn't mean they can be hunted...


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Then at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge was a locked gate about 6' high all the way across the (paved) trail with a sign saying "Trail closed beyond this point" but a lot of people were climbing over it.

It's a wonder that more people don't get killed there.  I visited twice on rainy days this year, and people were scrambling all over the deadly slick surfaces in street shoes.  I bet a lot of them couldn't swim, either.
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Dang!  How are people suppose to know if the sign is facing the wrong way??  Them park rangers -- friggin' ijits.  :p


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Manbe they shouldn't put those petroglyphs so close to the trail.....it just tempts people.

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Well if the Native Americans had obeyed the signs in the first place, we wouldn't have to ignore them now to get a closer look.

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Good place for a few cantankerous bison to issue occasional reminders.

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Well if the Native Americans had obeyed the signs in the first place, we wouldn't have to ignore them now to get a closer look.

Man, why didn't I think of that!

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