Wolverine Hikes South America

People who know me know that I belong on the Trail. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (twice),the Pacific Crest Trail and the mighty Continental Divide Trail. I've hiked many of the long trails here in Michigan including being the first to hike both the Ironwood Trail and the Great Lake To Lake Trail. In 2017, I hiked the Israel National Trail and the Golan Heights Trail. I was the first to hike the Baja Divide Trail in Mexico but failed miserably to thru-hike the Bruce Trail in Canada. I'm heading for Ecuador to attempt to hike the TEMBR.

The purpose of this blog is to keep anyone who is interested informed of my progress and to encourage those who are able to support me in this endeavor.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Sometimes, it's just because of a misspelling or sometimes it's because of the intensity of the information being delivered but many of the signs I saw in Israel fascinated me. 

What is this? A command? Thank who?

It can be. Depends on your perspective. 

Thought it might be a cool new invention. Turns out, it's just a regular pizza joint. 

But swimmING is okay?

No, YOU bewar!

Passes of damages?

And yet the blaze encourages me to enter. 

Both sides of the avoid path?

Ubiquitous in the Golan. 


I hate seeing signs like this on the ground. Where does it belong? What area is closed?

Loved the name of this place. 

Fresh Booza?! Aw, hell yeah!!

Fancy chicks not allowed. 

Seems like a violent place. 

Too late!

Probably true. 

Fack people who deface property, too. 

 Not sure how what I wear could 'harm' a holy place but, fine, I'll put my pants back on. 

I know what this means!

I wish I could read Hebrew. Clearly, I'm not supposed to do SOMETHING, but WHAT?! It prbably translates to "Stop making up stupid captions to these pictures!"

Hardly ever see this one in Michigan. 

Like ME! (This was actually in New York not Israel)

For now. I'll write more soon. In the meantime, please leave me a comment below!


Unknown said...

These are pretty good! The flushing one cracked me up lol

Chris Hillier said...

Right? Noisy flushing my be normal to you but not for me! Putting it on a sign doesn't make it so!

Unknown said...

The Uzi Hitman one is quite funny. He was actually a famous singer, but we were always joking that he was a special agent/hitman, with how his name sounds in English.

Chris Hillier said...

My favorite singer is Glock Assasin. Christian folk artist.

Unknown said...

Hey Wolverine - the sign in question ( only in Hebrew) says:
Warning - cross traffic ahead,
Cheers Roman
PS: I am a good and long-time friend of Shroomer and are planning to hike the Shvil next year.

Chris Hillier said...

Aha! Thank you for translating. Shroomer is the bomb. He gave me some great advice back when Inwas prepping for the PCT in ‘12.

You will love hiking the Shvil. Really amazing trail. You’ll meet tons of cool people. Find me on FB and message me if you have any questions. Enjoy!