Friday, March 20, 2009

New Color Markers on Lake Pine Trail

Much to my delight I saw that there was a new sign with colored symbols to show people were they are around the lake. They could be brand new or old, since it's been a while since I've been around the lake. Years ago, maybe three or so, the trail was sectioned off by colors and a sign announced the entry into a new area of the lake. This was a safety measure so people calling for help could tell where they were on the 2 mile paved trail.

I remember writing in to the town saying it was a great idea, but what was missing was extending the color markers through the trail so at any point a person could look up and see what section they were in. I was visualizing the blazes painted on trees in state park forests, so people can stay on the trail.

Instead of blazes, this innovation was even better. Color blind people or people from different cultures might not know the color as we call it. So this time a symbol was matched to the colors and painted onto the trail. So every twenty or 50 feet there was a symbol: a yellow butterfly, an orange goldfish, a green tree, a purple frog and more. Definitely a much more safe method.

Congratulations to the Town of Apex for developing and implementing this new safety measure around our really wonderful Lake Pine.

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