The blazes on trails in George Washington National Forest are smartly and generously placed and wonderfully maintained, as good as any place I've hiked. If I have basic directions when I'm someplace new - like yesterday! - I never worry we'll get lost. Oddest blazes I've seen, though. Two blazes on a tree almost everywhere I've hiked means pay attention, a fork or turn ahead. Not here.
- I understand the blue is Tuscarora Trail, the orange Massanutten Trail, the yellow Veach Gap Trail.
- Tuscarora's a thru-hike, Massanutten a long loop, not always concurrent w Tuscarora, Veach Gap a spur.
- Never saw a blue i.
- Title of post from Delmore Schwartz's Narcissus.
- Maybe it's marking which club is responsible for blaze/trail maintenance?
- PATC is Tuscarora only?
- I should do research, give that not PATC club some coins in my pocket.
- Reminder to self: bring your fucking sticks and use them when needed.
- Also: Colors better on gray days, yo.
- All I want to do is hike with Earthgirl.
- Too: The real color in Fall is at your feet.
Discovered today that Catoctin Mountain Park - not the state, the fed - has reblazed it's trails and created both an orange and a pink circuit - same old circuit, pretty new blazes. Here, when the two are concurrent: