[Tagging] Changeset 62867521

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 16:33:55 UTC 2019

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
> In the second case: is fire trail illegal
No, there are no signs on or near the trail indicating this.  Nor are there
any signs in the park that going off official trails is illegal (there are
a few restricted areas elsewhere in the park).  In fact, getting to many of
the destinations in the park require travel off of the official trails.
For example, there are no official trails to the summit of Mt Meeker,
Hallett Peak, or Mt Otis (not to mention dozens of other peaks, lakes and

> discouraged
Perhaps if a tourist looking for a short scenic hike were to ask a ranger
it would be as it is steeper than the nearby official trail (covers the
same amount of vertical in less horizontal distance) and is not
particularly scenic (goes through dense woods).  It is mainly used by
hikers wanting to get to the more distant peaks on the continental divide
as well as rangers patrolling the area.  There are no signs or maps
discouraging its use.

> dangerous?
No more dangerous that some official trails in the park.  The trail is well
defined so there is little danger of getting lost, and there is little
chance of a long fall.  Like many official trails, there is a risk of
tripping on rocks and roots.

> Maybe it is taggable,
Yes, all characteristics of this trail that might be of interest are
taggable.  The issue is that some apps do not symbolize all of this
information.  This is an issue with the apps themselves, and should be
addressed with the app developers, not by changing how we map things in OSM.

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