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  1. #61
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    I'm not against the blazes until they start nailing plastic blazes to trees like CFPA is doing in CT... that is just straight up littering the woods.
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  2. #62

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    Blazes are a man made item in the woods, but they donít strike me as graffiti. Thereís certainly no ego about them.

    And while youíre right about there being plenty of other guidance, at the micro, 25-50 foot level nothing works quite as well when there is a weird turn, whether by looking ahead to a blaze or back to one.

    I guess if maintaining the blazes took more than 15-20% of trail maintenance dollars or hours I might question that.

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    White blazes are not graffiti. In my view, they do not detract from the natural trail experience at all. They are a simple, valuable safety feature that helps keep people on the right track. I miss them when traversing wilderness areas, etc. where they are not used or less frequent.

  4. #64

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    I hate graffiti, but it’s as old as man. Handprints on cave walls, pioneer names on Independence Rock out west, Daniel Boones ‘killed a bar’ carving on a tree, etc..

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