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trail blaze

A mark, usually painted, on a tree or rocks that indicates a trail. A trail blaze could be any color (or combination of colors) or shape, though most are narrow vertical rectangles. Trail blazes also indicate when a trail changes direction (two markings, one slightly lower than the other) as well as the end of a trail (three markings side by side). Being able to read blazes is often essential to following a trail.








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