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[ft-l] Hiking proposed trail in Ocala (long)
Yeah, land management guidelines differ about putting nails into trees.
Many managers won't allow them anywhere, anytime. Others actually prefer a
single nail. Still others don't care one way or the other. Some allow
posts, some don't. Just gotta go with whatever the management guidelines
are for the location.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ft-l] Hiking proposed trail in Ocala (long)
> We tried aluminum blazes painted orange in Big Cypress in the early 1980's
> in a small test area. They are still there. Whenever there is a fire,
> can still tell where the trail goes and repaint the strips. The reason
> that we stopped was because we were nailing them into trees. The Park
> Service asked us not to and we stopped. But on posts, this would be
> good. The hardest part is getting the posts out on the trail.
> At 03:10 PM 7/29/01 -0400, you wrote:
> >Let me try a better description, these were aluminum strips about 2 1/2"
> >long by about 1 1/2 inches high. They were bent into an "L" shape with
> >part sticking out from the tree about 1 1/2 inches and the part against
> >tree at maybe an inch. They were pre-drilled thru the tab against the
> >and attached with a couple of small nails thru the holes and into the
> >The whole thing was coated with an orange reflective plastic coating,
> >sort of stick on, not paint. Some of the markers looked as if they had
> >thru at least one Colorado winter. This was in the Rocky Mountain
> >Park so I suspect there maybe a source out there to buy these premade
> >I doubt the park service has some ranger slaving away making them.
> >If you are interested I can check on a source for them.
> >----- Original Message -----
> > > Bill Summers, out in Green Swamp West, was having trouble with paint
> > > off the treated posts SWFWMD provides for blaze posts where they are
> > > He has started using metal strips which he cuts out and paints orange
> > > home. These are then tacked to the treated posts. They look good and
> > > doesn't have to paint them as frequently. On maintenance hikes they
> > > few of these along and replace as needed.
> > >
> > > I've also seen some large reflective "thumb tack-like" things in
> > > magazines. We may be talking about the same thing. These might be
> > > for temporary blazing of proposed trails or relos.
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