I just got to the top of the big hill on Croom blue just north of Croom rd and saw a sign for a bailout. It was almost 7:30 so I thought it might be a good idea to take the bailout and head for the car. Made a sharp right for the bailout trail and fell right over onto the SWAMP "needs your help maintaining trails" sign. I messed it up pretty good but was able to bend it back into shape. I'm not sure if it was the sign or something on the ground, but I ended up with a bleeding puncture on my arm.
Obviously the crash was a sign that I should take the red connector back to parking area 1 instead of Croom Rd., which I did. I have a feeling this hasn't happened to anyone before.
Attached is a pic of the sign wedged between the bottom of my seat and my rear tire.