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Forest Service reports illegal trail markings on Boundary Waters wilderness hiking path

Sep 09, 2022 08:42AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: An illegally-painted blue blaze on the Angleworm Trail (photo courtesy Superior National Forest)

By Greg Seitz - Quetico Superior Wilderness News - September 8, 2022 

Earlier this summer, blue painted blazes were discovered on a hiking trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The markings are commonly used on trails outside the wilderness, such as the Superior Hiking Trail, but are prohibited on trails in designated wilderness areas.

The Superior Hiking Trail Association reported that the Forest Service contacted the organization after the discovery to help educate the public about the problem.

To read this original story and more news, follow this link to the Quetico Superior Wilderness News website.