[/quote]Buz Groshong wrote:There are lots of kids on that trail and most of the parents need a more "in your face" warning than that. Speaking of which, a woman who used to work with me told a story of hiking White Oak Canyon and seeing a kid playing over by one of the falls. She approached the parents, who were paying no attention to the child, and told them "you know it would really ruin the day for the rest of us if your child fell in and got killed." That got the parents' attention.
Tourons, women, and kids! Oh, my!
I saw the word facts mentioned somewhere above. So how many kids have died or needed rescue, or is it young to middle age men who tend to fall in or go splat on the rocks? The only place anyone ever gave my kids a funny look and vocalized a concern was near a railing in a National Park. My kids were stepping on the lower rung of a railing at a drive-up overlook in Natural Bridges NP with my wife and I less than arms reach away. A couple of feet of spare rock lay beyond the railing, which guarded an initial 5-10 foot drop (a larger drop lay beyond). It's usually touron types projecting their own perception of danger on others who get overly nervous about such things; that's one of many reasons I tend to avoid national parks in favor of National Forest and BLM land.
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