“Warning, Ice Fall Danger.”

From my last trip into Tuckerman Ravine, this sign should get your attention!

Bright orange ice fall warning sign in Tuckerman Ravine

However, the graphics on this sign, which I missed in the pre-dawn darkness at the base of the trail, made me laugh.

Levity aside, the danger is very real. The giant block of blue ice in this photo, came from high on the wall of the ravine behind me!


“No Swimming.”

Personally, I don’t need a sign to tell me that.

Vertical image of Rocky Gorge on the Swift River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Vibrant fall foliage can be seen on the far bank above the gorge.

16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

  1. Very nice photos and the warnings should be explanatory enough to get people’s attention. If people read these warning signs and still end up getting killed by a block of ice, I guess they can be nominated for the Darwin awards.

  2. These are terrific Jeff … I had a good belly laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ and what a way to round it up with your legendary waterfall in fall pic :D. Beautiful!!!!

    1. Thanks Paula! Every time I look at the second photo I laugh ๐Ÿ˜€

      When I look at the “No Swimming” sign in the last I often wonder if, when I was much younger, with a much bigger sense of adventure, if I would have heeded that sign.
      (The answer is probably no :-P)

  3. Great post Jeff! Indeed some places out there can be dangerous…it’s amazing and unfortunate that some folks still need a sign telling them what to do and what not to do. The signs are pretty funny though…and swimming there would certainly be a bumpy ride!

  4. LOL – great sign! It makes me want to post one taken by my husband when he was visiting his brother in Botswana…I will just leave the mystery for now ๐Ÿ˜‰

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