+Renegade Knight Posted February 2, 2008 Share Posted February 2, 2008 The other day the greenway was having an open house for a project they would like to do. They had a display for the signs they would like to put on all their trailheads. “Stay On The Trail”* was one of the things on the sign. Any outsider would think it means “Stay On The Trail” and it does. Naturally it’s not that simple. The greenway here is like a lot of foundations. They do what they can with what they can beg steal and borrow. Sometimes what they can borrow is an easement through private property. Out of respect for the owners they ask that you stay on the trail in those places. When it comes to building a sign though you can’t say “Out of respect for our benefactors who have allowed us an easement across their private property please stay On The Trail in those areas. Please check out our map to see where all those places are and if you have any questions please call out survey department at 555-1234.” Not enough room. So it gets shortened to “Stay On The Trail”. The real scoop though? Stay on the Trail where we only have an easement on private property. Exceptions. Anyplace where you are allowed to be that just happen to be 'off trail'. Just add a cache to that and watch the controversy erupt. *This sign did have an explanation of why but did not have room to show where the private property is located. My bet is that the sign will get shortened, but I could be wrong. Quote Link to comment
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