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Re: [RC] [RC] Permanent trail marker materials - Karen Sullivan

Our county bought some for part of the trail system.  From our
perspective of trying to buy more, and somewhere from 50 to 100
they are way pricey...about $10 each for post and spike into ground....
and another couple bucks for the lettering.....nice stuff if you can afford it

On 2/17/08, Don Huston <donhuston@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello Angie,
Here is San Diego the County uses these flexible fiberglass markers
4ft long with various labels. I do not know the cost but the labels
remain readable for many years and the post itself is unfazed by our
weather. I recommend the Dual-Flex or the SignPost models that
support decals on both sides.
Don Huston

At 12:56 PM 2/17/2008 Sunday, you wrote:
>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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SanDiego, Calif


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[RC] Permanent trail marker materials, rides2far
Re: [RC] Permanent trail marker materials, Don Huston