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post #8 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 04:18 PM
Wandering Tree Frog
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Are you opposed to the metal markers nailed to trees as well? How about cairns above treeline?

It's possible that the flagging tape you removed was there for a planned trail upgrade and it's marking the main trail. Unless you know the purpose of the flagging, why is it your right to remove it? I've seen a few local trails that I thought were clear and obvious ruined by trail braiding by inexperienced users, one example being the Wedgemont lake trail.

How about people who aren't using the trail during ideal conditions? I'm often on trails when they are still covered by snow or hiking in the dark by headlamp and having flagging is a certain benefit in those situations.

Saying the above, I'm not a fan of flagging on well established trails, I'd prefer to have the reflective metal markers, placed close enough to see at least 2 at a time.

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