6 Common Types Of Trail Blazes

Blazes are found on prominent trees that are easy to spot on the trail. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes – they can be paint marks on trees, metallic plates affixed on trunks or more elaborate wooden signposts. They are usually placed just above eye level – or slightly higher in areas that receive snow. Painted markers are roughly two inches wide and six inches tall, while other types of markers and signs may vary in size.

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