I spent a highly enjoyable morning mapping tracks S of Jubilee Lake, Daylesford today. The weather was perfect, the tracks in good condition. Some single tracks are now full width due to fire fighting 2 years ago and a few have rampant growth. I really didn't want to leave. Seeing GDT signage reminded me about the signage changes in flow right now.
The advent of the long distance Goldfields Track as the tourism marketing moniker for 3 linked GDT tracks, is seeing replacement of signage. The new signposts are far more visible and this especially benefits riders who tend to travel faster and focus on the trail more than walkers. At right is the old style marker albeit this one no longer green, being burnt in the Feb 09 fires.
All signs are taller and still have the GDT symbol near the top. Goldfields Track signs are generally gold topped (left). However in certain forest and parks, the managing body has a different standard such as DSE with its grey topped sign posts (lower right). These may also bear other track symbols.
There seems to be a slight and welcome increase in 'reassurance' signs.
Coming up: Malmsbury-Castlemaine 35km via Fryers Ranges Nature Conservation Reserve forest then Dry Diggings Track with a spot of geocaching. An Upper Loddon forest short ride from near Glenlyon. Both rides feature wineries.