In The Desert
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Desert Signs, Off-road
What's the big deal about road signs in the desert? Some people like to collect old bottles and coins, but I like to collect photos of signs. Especially if they are different in some way. The more different or odd the better. So look through the ones we've collected here and see what you think. Maybe you've got a couple you'd like to add. Send them to us via EMAIL
I had some of these up on our Facebook page but they got buried. So we'll share them here. This first section is signs we've run into off-road. A lot of these places may be familiar to you. The next page is a group of photos of road signs we've run into on paved roads and highways that are not your normal road signs. Some are just plain weird and some are funny. In this first section, the first sign here always struck me as really funny!
Somebody that works in the highway department had a boring day. What else could entice someone to come up with a road sign on a dirt road like this? Our tax dollars at work.
The government has these posted all over their bases, bombing ranges and test ranges. Most are really serious and should be heeded. If you're from ,say, France and can't read English or Spanish you're screwed!
One of the larger bases / bombing ranges in the west that you can travel through. There are some restricted areas. When you get your permit they'll give you a map with routes you can travel.
Here's another one that's only in English and Spanish, what about our other tourists? Either that or make it in English only! Anyone else agree with that?
If you're running from the military, then this is where you should be headed. They can't go there. I have no idea why, since it's on their bombing range.
Call that number to get clearance, and when you come back -- well maybe you can get free eye surgery. They use laser sights on their planes so staying out would be a good idea.
I'm personally familiar with this one. I lost a new GPS here. Yep it fried it. It didn't hurt the CB radio. So if you see one of these best make sure your GPS is off and anything else you care about.
I just got a kick out of this as it was obvious that the trail ended here. Another bored person at work. Never could figure out the reason behind this one.
Most people ignore these and I have no idea what the fine is, or what this actually means, Help?
At an elevation of over 6,500 ft. I just thought this was kind of neat. Especially with the tractor-trailers shown on the sign. This was a very narrow dirt road.
This sign is right at the Mexican Border facing Mexico. Another stupid sign? I would think anyone coming across the border would know that there is no water and you could die doing this, Really?
Whoever this person is, they are in trouble. Tresspassing and photography. But the gate wasn't locked? Funny?
Continue on to Page 2 Highway Signs!
Here are some really different signs that you might run across in your travels. We've captured a few here on paved roads also. There are a lot more, don't hesitate to share them with us.
Page 2 Highway road signs
NEW This is a railroad sign at a remote crossing out in the desert in Nevada. Not far from the Beaver Dam State Park. We've never seen one like this but there was a ranch right at the railroad crossing. HUMP BACK is different!
Another one of those signs developed by the hwy. department for idiots? Or maybe they need to be out there? This sign was courtesy of Perry Marchant, one of our readers.
We don't know who puts these signs up, but there is more than just this one! This one was photographed in the Indio Hills area by Brian Blindauer, thanks Brian!