Dangers of Southeastern Arizona

My post about the Dangers of the Everglades has turned out to be hugely popular – I guess lots of people Google that phrase.  With that in mind, I present this encore performance: Dangers of Arizona!  All the danger!  Double the Signage!  You may not survive!  Especially if you are a car….

Dangerous Road Ahead

Dangerous road?!  But, hey – it’s a Wildlife Sanctuary!

Limited Maintenance

Just sit back and relax, for the next hour or so.

Curvy Rd next 19 mi

Hope you like curves.

Road disintegrates

I love this one.  Is that the sign for the road disintegrating?

Not a semi truck route

I had to pull over I was laughing so hard when I saw this one.  Not a semi truck route, eh?  This sign was MILES after the other ones (above) up a rocky, one-lane dirt road high in the mountains.   Thank you, US Forest Service, for this amazingly helpful sign!

Primitive Road

Does this mean that I use normal paved roads at someone else’s risk?

No services 74 mi

74 miles?!  That would get you from New York City to northeastern Philadelphia.

Smuggling

Watch for smugglers.

Wildfire Area

And for wildfires.

Fire Damage

Even AFTER the fires are over there’s danger!

Dusty car

There is no sign warning that your car will get very, very, very dusty.

One Lane Switchbacks

Which would make passing other vehicles coming in the opposite direction very problematic.  Luckily, I didn’t see any.

Polluted Sewage Water

I like how they specify that this particular sewage water is the polluted kind.

Beware of Bears

Advice #1 on this notice: Avoid Confrontation.  Sage….

Bear Damage

In case you missed the first bear sign.  Speaking of vehicle damage, the vultures of Arizona don’t mess around with merely chewing up your windshield wipers.

Vulture Emergency Power

They have been known to cut the emergency power at the most inconvenient moments.

All of this dangerous outdoor travel made me want to stop at this nice little nature museum on the outskirts of Portal, AZ.

Dangerous Venomous Reptiles

Hey, what the heck?  Dangerous AND venomous, eh?

All of these photos were taken by me within the span of less than three days last week.  My suggestion for a new state motto:

Arizona: bad roads; good signage.

 Sign Yall Come Back

Ok, I think I will.

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