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[at-l] FW: [nct-l] taking the blue blaze off the recipe thread...
- Subject: [at-l] FW: [nct-l] taking the blue blaze off the recipe thread...
- From: email@example.com (rick boudrie)
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:18:43 -0400
>This may be broadcasting my newbie hiker status, but what is a "white
>blaze" and what is a "blue blaze"?
Blazes are the painted markings that indicate you are on the Appalachian
Trail. From Maine to Georgia, these markings are painted as a white
rectangle about 2" wide by 6" tall.
Trails that intersect with the AT are almost always painted blue. These
trails can be short side trips to shelters or springs, or long trail leading
off the AT for many miles. Sometimes these blue blazed trails reconect with
the AT down the trail, sometimes they don't.
While there may be intersecting trails that are not painted blue, I can't
Sometimes in conversation blue blazing is used metaphorically (I think thats
the word I am looking for) to express a side trip, or deviation from the
Sometimes, people also refer to yellow blazing which is accepted to mean
getting off the AT to travel by roads , usually by hitch hiking.
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