[Tagging] Proposed features/trailblazed=poles; cairns; symbols ... Approved

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 16:48:57 UTC 2021


If there are no objections to the current state of these pages I would
archive the proposal and add entry to the Map Features page.

How to archive a proposal?
How to add entry to the Map Features page?

best regards


út 20. 4. 2021 v 15:37 odesílatel Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 5:03 AM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>    - Tag trailblazed=no may not be used too often. This probably makes
>>    sense only when there is blazing highly expected, but not exists.
>> Still fuzzy... Trying to come up with an example:
>> trailblazed=no indicates that blazing is expected, but doesn't exist.
>> This could e.g. be the case in snowy areas where the trail is visible on
>> the ground only in the summer.
> I've hiked trails in wilderness areas that are intentionally left
> unblazed. In a busy season or if it hasn't snowed recently, you can follow
> others' tracks, plus you can sometimes see signs of maintenance such as
> removal of downed trees from the treadway. Usually there will be a cairn
> marking the turnoff from a blazed trail, and that's often about all there
> is for waymarking. Since hikers from elsewhere often expect that if there's
> a trail on the map, there will be waymarking, `trailblazed=no` could be
> useful for these.
> There are also still trails blazed with hatchet cuts. They're getting
> rarer, but since the cuts can be visible for decades, you still find them.
> But we can add that later; I have mapped only one of these and called it
> 'unmarked' since the cuts are pretty grown in and hard to spot.
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