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[ft-l] Hiking proposed trail in Ocala (long)
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 the
part sticking out from the tree about 1 1/2 inches and the part against the
tree at maybe an inch. They were pre-drilled thru the tab against the tree
and attached with a couple of small nails thru the holes and into the tree.
The whole thing was coated with an orange reflective plastic coating, some
sort of stick on, not paint. Some of the markers looked as if they had been
thru at least one Colorado winter. This was in the Rocky Mountain National
Park so I suspect there maybe a source out there to buy these premade since
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 at
> home. These are then tacked to the treated posts. They look good and he
> doesn't have to paint them as frequently. On maintenance hikes they carry
> few of these along and replace as needed.
> I've also seen some large reflective "thumb tack-like" things in hunting
> magazines. We may be talking about the same thing. These might be good
> for temporary blazing of proposed trails or relos.