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06-03-2014, 09:10 AM
RE: The sign says....
(06-03-2014 09:00 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  
(06-03-2014 08:42 AM)Cathym112 Wrote:  no, my logic follows. I guess you never saw those "caution, possible ice conditions" sign while driving too, eh? Or those signs of "danger: falling rocks" sign when driving by a cliff. yet you continue to drive the way you were going, knowing full well that you have an increased risk of harm.


No, it doesn't. A "caution, ice possible" or "danger: falling rocks" sign is STILL a warning sign that follows along a normal course of action. I.E. you're driving a road vehicle on a road. It does not follow the logic in the OP that talks about going outside the normal boundaries for the activity.

If the OP had been about ignoring the risks of going down a double black diamond, your analogies would be logically consistent. But it doesn't. The OP specifically called out people who decide to carry out the activity in an area that is expressly excluded from the normal trails.

It's like the difference between taking a risk by swimming on a marked safe beach and a marked unsafe beach. On the safe beach, there are still risks. Drowning, sharks, jellies, etc. These are generally considered low risks and are therefore generally acceptable. On the unsafe beach, there is a reason it is marked that way. Riptides, dangerous rocks, etc. These are high risk areas that are generally not considered acceptable risks.

When I lived in Carmel, Ca, most of the beaches were marked as having strong currents and riptides and visitors were expressly warned about the dangers of going in the water. People ignored the signs and drowned all the time. Those people brought it on themselves.

The beaches not too far away were marked as safe for swimming, there were very few deaths on those beaches, hence, they were marked as safe. When someone did get injured or died on one of those beaches, it was more likely to be a freak accident and those people were victims of chance.

Not even close to the same thing.

AHHH...I misunderstood the OP. I didn't realize he meant the sign was forbidding people from going down that side of the slope, but I thought it was a warning that the slope was more dangerous.

We were talking past each other there...

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06-03-2014, 09:13 AM
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06-03-2014, 12:44 PM
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