|Signs signs everywhere are signs|
Hiking portage --> Otto Lake, around lake, and back 4 miles
So, if I fall into a well or get attacked by a bear, I know that eventually someone will come looking for me. SOMEONE checks out the trailheads on a regular basis (whether it's the police, a ranger, a trail volunteer, or even a curious hiker). If they see that I went on the hike at 4:30 on 5/21 and it's now 8am on 5/22, they'll know that something's wrong. Of course, I also tell someone where I'm going, and when. On the Otto Lake day I texted Joe to tell him I was going for a hike.
My study into Proper Trail Safety will begin when I return from a Memorial Day Weekend vacation to the Keweenaw Peninsula in the UP! Another Big Trip, Big Fun coming up!