No thank you.The Six Husbands trail has a few ladders on the steepest spots and it's in a wilderness area. If folks are concerned about safety on the Huntington Ravine trail, maybe it's time to add a few ladders or staircases on the most exposed sections.
I run into the same problem with long posts. A sign that is sufficiently terse (i.e., uses pictures/symbols) and is thoughtfully placed can be effective. A hotel putting up signs for no other reason than liability might not be trying as hard.
No thank you.
There is no need to down-grade every trail that some may find challenging... (IMO, it isn't hard--it just requires a small amount of skill.)
Keep warning signs out of the wilderness areas! 6 husband's wasn't that bad at all unless you have an irrational fear of ladders. (And I do). There was no point with those overbuilt ladders that I thought I was in any danger. It was a fun diversion up an otherwise rather steep trail. Perhaps if it was wet it would be another story. But that's the personal responsibility thing again. Also you would be hard pressed to just find yourself on it to begin with.
In Acadia they have signs on the two tough trails. The precipice and beehive. They are warranted due to the people that shuffle through there. Close to a road? They are practically on the side of the road. I can see tossing up a sign on a "trail" that goes up a rock face like Huntington ravine. To be fair I haven't yet gone up it. But I can see the merit. Keep it out of the wilderness areas. The signs probably wouldn't be allowed there anyway. The signs at the door to these areas warn you about primitive conditions.
The NatGeo Trails Illustrated map for the Whites has rough ratings (or had in the edition a few years ago). Of course, that would require the unprepared to not only carry a map, but look at it!I wonder how well it would work to use a rating system like ski trails for hiking trails.
If so there should be one at the bottom. Could get ugly up there.A warning sign is definitely needed for the unprepared trying to go down the Huntington Ravine Trail