A SIMPLE TRIBUTE TO A CONSERVATION ICON
A WHITE BLAZE:
The term "blaze" refers to a trail marker. Blazes are used to mark specific trails and differentiate trails from each other. The famed white blaze is used to mark the Appalachian Trail (GA to ME) and the Long Trail (VT.)
There are over 160,000 white blazes on the Appalachian Trail alone. For hikers, each blaze represents a moment in nature. For trail managers, each blaze is a symbol of natural resources worth protecting. For a photographer, each blaze presents an opportunity to capture the essence of these wonderful outdoor spaces. As a hiker, trail manager and photographer, Max Mishkin offers this simple tribute to the humble white blaze.