May 22, 2021Loadsa trailblazes

Ozark Trail, Ridge Runner, and North Fork Loop trailblazes. Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

From top to bottom: Ozark Trail, Ridge Runner Trail, North Fork Loop Trail.

I think I only saw five or so Ridge Runner trailblazes. The Ozark trail blazes were every few hundred yards and in some places every few yards. The North Forth Loop Blazes were every few hundred yards or so unless they weren’t. And their most notable absences were at places where the potential for confusion seemed to be the greatest. If you are hiking the North Fork Trail, you’ll need a GPS, and if you can find a recent GPS route good for you. I ended up bushwhacking quite a way along the previous route of the trail, not knowing it had been moved, and because there were no blazes at a vital point to set me off in the right direction.

Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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