[Cdt-l] Well Marked
jolson at olc.edu
Mon Nov 29 23:12:45 CST 2010
In 1975 I hiked part of the Tahoe to Yosemite trail and the trail was
marked every 100 yards or so with five year old surveyors tape tied onto
pine tree branches 15' above the ground. I hiked it again in 1996 and
some of the tape was still there, but so was a trail...
In 2003 or so I hiked north out of Steamboat Springs and lost the trail
before a big meadows in Wyoming. I spent half a day going back and
forth, back and forth to where the last vestige of trail was. I'd hike,
trying to see blazes and trail tread. The trail dropped down a ridge
and then up another. Finally I found enough blazes and trusted I was
headed in the right direction. That's part of the mythos of the CDT.
There are still parts where you can get seriously lost and have to dink
around until you find your way.
On 11/29/10 10:04 PM, Doug & Sue wrote:
> The solution to marking the trail is very simple. All one needs is a spool
> of bright yarn about 3500 miles long....... No post holes, no digging. For
> alternate routes off the main route you could use different colors of yarn.
> This is so simple...
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