Saturday, February 19, 2011

Back to the Hiking

Okay so the Yasi Cyclone thing wasn't much to write home about...

There was quite a lot of trees down and fences toppled but no major damage, this means the walking tracks in the rainforest are un-walkable! Bloody hell.

So I cruise over to the Red Arrow walking track because I figure it gets a lot of movement from the after workers and it should be okay...... Only to find it fenced off!
Wow I say ( I really said something else).
This fencing was .... I'll just post the stuff. Damn I should have taken a photograph of the path being blocked off.



Yeah that's the stuff.


This fencing was in a few spots all along the track! I jumped the first few and then ripped the rest down and chucked it to the side.. There was no notices as to why the temporary fencing was there - as far as I knew some kid had put it up as a joke. Or whatever.

So anyway as the Red Arrow walk is part of the Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. After going to the Queensland Government website I see >>

Opening hours

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park is open 24 hours a day.
So This seems like a bit of a joke.
After looking in detail at the site I note "Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens"
I had to laugh - this is in the same park that has "Removal of Bamboo prohibited"
WTF? That's a noxious introduces species in my Mount Whitfield Conservation Park???
Needless to say I'll be writing to both D.E.R.M. and the Cairns Council.
Well maybe I won't, I'll just brood on this for a while.

30 comments:

  1. kids put up fencing as a joke where you are from.....crazy kids

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  2. Seems like a rather victimless prank, you can't really see the reaction of the person....

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  3. Around here they close some dirt roads and trails when it starts to get wet to stop the spread of a fungus that can kill trees and also to prevent erosion. Never stops anyone though.

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  4. Most people just go around that stuff any time I've seen it put up lol.

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  5. imagine if that fence was there for a dangerous reason

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  6. the fence was there to prevent people from viewing the crashed UFO

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  7. Lol that prank sucks they could have done something better imo ;)

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  8. arr damn pranksters! reminds me of something i might have done as a kid ;)

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  9. I tried hiking in heels once. It didn't work out so well. :)

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  10. Is your blog on Jenny Craig? Why so slim?

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  11. LOL@ Shutterbug

    How big of a problem IS people taking bamboo out of the forest down there?

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  12. Thats a nice looking fence.

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  13. I'm looking forward for more hiking stories, I find them really interesting.

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  14. hiking is one of my hobbies too, love the fence ;)

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  15. Funny... followed
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  16. Haha, bring some new species :-)
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  17. Sounds like the orange fence was more of an arrow to take this way rather than a deterrent.

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  18. When have you ever heard of any council who actually knows what its doing, they certainly don't in England!!

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  19. i always see so orange fences where i go hiking too! and they always puzzle me to see them

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