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[RC] Permanent trail marker materials - rides2far

Just curious as to how other forest have marked their permanent trails.
At Pigeon Mtn. we have used oil based paint on trees, but it fades away
and it's a mess to work with. I remember that in Vermont they had what
appeared to be the lids off paint cans nailed on the trees. At Biltmore
they have plastic arrows stapled on. I'd be interested in what is the
average life of any of these methods of marking. There used to be lots of
Competitive Trail & Endurance events at Pigeon but since 2002 there's
been nothing. Since the same people who ran the rides put in the
permanent trails up there the maintenance of them has gone with the ride
managers. I'm guessing that since the Appalachian Trail uses paint it
must be the standard. Just wondered if anyone had figured out anything

Angie McGhee
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