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What's more distressing about these illicit signs is having to explain what a 
cheap hooker is to my daughters.  Good thing in this economy that hookers 
can make you a rug for cheap these days, otherwise I'd be stumped.


On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 06:23:48 -0500, Jumpin_Jimmy 
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>While ripping around the mountain on Sunday, we took the kids out onto a 
knife-ridge that is 
>officially "out-of-bounds." We had skied the same route on friday, but in the 
two days in 
>between, someone had gomered out there and put up this, marking it as a 
quadruple black 
>diamond:
>
>http://www.flickr.com/photos/25891068@N02/?saved=1
>
>It got me thinking about all the odd little homemade trail signs that have 
popped up over the 
>years and what drives people to fashion them. This compunction to sign the 
woods must 
>happen at most mountains, but who is it that does this? Why? I have seen 
them marking 
>Angel Food and the Rat at MRG, plus several other less known spots on more 
than one ski 
>hill. These signs are an oddity, and to some degree controversial...Should 
they be 
>immediately torn off and hung on the college dorm room wall, or left to 
weather in peace?
>
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