[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - trailhead

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Mon Apr 13 02:12:18 UTC 2015

On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:

> Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> writes:
> > The trailhead proposal is long overdue. They are common around areas I've
> > lived in the US. They usually have limited parking, signage, sometimes a
> > place to pay, and some even have permanent or portable restrooms. Thanks
> > for creating the proposal.
> agreed.
> > A node for the location of a trailhead make sense. But help me understand
> > when a trailhead way or relation would apply. I would suggest explaining
> it
> > on the wiki.
> I think the basic issue is that people do not conceptualize "trailhead"
> as the literal junction of the trail and the road that it crosses.   The
> trailheed is a place with some extent, arguably an area, that covers the
> parking area and any other associated amentities, and has specific trail
> access points which are the junction of the trails and the
> parking/builtup area, even if the trails begin again on the other side
> of the car road.  So it's an area with some specific nodes that are on
> the way of the area and also on a trail.
> > I would also characterize a tailhead as an access point to a trail
> instead
> > of the beginning of a trail.
> agreed, and it's not just any place you can get to the trail, but a
> place that people are intended to use to start on the trail.
> (I am pretty sure Clifford and I agree,, but explaining that in case
> there's a US-centric difference in meaning lurking here.)


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