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White Blaze

A white blaze is a trail marker in the form of a vertically oriented, white painted rectangle on the trunk of a tree. Above the tree line or in areas prone to deep snow and obscuring weather a cairn of rocks is used instead. It is the origin of the term trail blazing. Blazes are color-coded and white is used specifically on the Appalachian Trail.

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