Thursday there was this curious op-ed in the New York Times about the management of wilderness in general and the presence of trail signs in particular.
First, I don’t believe much of what I see in the press without independent verification, and certainly not op-ed pages, but I wonder if it’s true about the signs in Boundary Waters or other wilderness areas.
Does anyone out there know? A brief internet search did not yield any substantiation of this claim.
The below comments are only relevant if Mr. Stroll’s assertions are correct.
Second, having seen signs in wilderness (and been always glad to see them) I wondered how my personal experience squared with the above observation (if true). I found this policy. I wonder if this is just a variation in interpretation of “minimal.”
Third, if that’s the case, then I wonder if the policy should be more consistent.. or whether there is an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the development of these policies.