[Tagging] [Talk-us] National Forest trail numbering

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Aug 17 22:33:49 BST 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:44:58 -0700, Alan Mintz wrote:

> At 2010-08-17 02:19, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:03:17 -0700, Alan Mintz wrote:
>> > For Forest Highways (generally major paved roads): ref=FH nn (e.g.
>> > name=Angeles Crest Highway + ref=FH 61). For Forest
>> > Roads/Routes/Truck Trails: ref=FR yDxx (e.g. name=Upper Monroe Road +
>> > ref=FR 2N16) For Forest Trails: ref=FT yDxx (e.g. name=Heaton Flat
>> > Trail + ref=FT 8W16)
>>I believe what you're tagging as FH and FR would be better covered under
>>the combined "RFD" label.
> The only meaning of RFD I know of is related to a type of postal
> delivery route. I'm using abbreviations found in USFS documentation, and
> used by USFS workers.

Err, typo.  I meant "NFD," which is "National Forest Development," which 
is what the USDA itself refers to it's forest routes as.  Two digit NFDs 
are usually the main roads, with three and four digit ones being 
increasingly minor tracks.

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