Abandoned Mine Hazards – Revealed!

Abandoned mines are common at climbing areas across the country, though common sense generally dictates you steer clear of these places. Sometimes, however, the Forest Service provides a helpful sign to warn of what lurks below. My guess is that more than one of these was printed, and you’ve likely seen something similar near you.

If you are one of those who always wondered what it really meant, like those weird symbols you can find with a magnifying glass on a one dollar bill, you’re in luck. We’ve done some top notch investigating and discovered the truth that the Forest Service doesn’t want you to know:


If you fall off a ledge, a rousing rendition of YMCA should float you right back up to safety.



Nothing lives in these tunnels. except of course for mutant, hyper intelligent apes. Proceed with caution, it didn’t turn out so well for any of us in that movie.



Speaking of mutant, spend enough time in the mine, and your DNA helices will literally start rearranging themselves. No bueno!



There’s some toxic stuff in here (see above), but on the bright side it’ll give you some of the best hair you’ve seen since the 80’s!



If you do drown in a pool of grimy mine water, don’t forget to give one last high five before sinking to the eerie green deep.


Here’s the sign that the Forest Service wants you to believe (don’t be fooled!)

3 Responses to Abandoned Mine Hazards – Revealed!

  1. As a sufferer of male pattern baldness, I sure wouldn’t mind some awesome 80’s hair, so I’ll take my chances. Sure hope I don’t run into those apes!

    Canadian Bacon June 20, 2012 at 11:02 am
    • I hear that!

      BJ Sbarra June 20, 2012 at 11:55 am
  2. Heh heh, this is FULL of awesome. 🙂

    Kate C June 22, 2012 at 10:27 am
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