Hiking Dictionary Northeast Hikes

Blaze — The six-inch paint swath appearing mostly on trees and rocks to mark the trail. Blaze colors vary from trail to trail, but remain constant throughout a trail. The most famous of which is the Appalachian Trail’s white blaze. Two blazes, one displaying on top of the other, indicate a change in direction.…

Urban Dictionary: yellow blazing

Accusing a hiker of yellow blazing their way around a difficult section of the trail is considered insulting. Hitchhiking. Comes from the Appalachian Trail, which is blazed white, and side trails blazed blue, so highways are jokingly said to be "blazed" with yellow lines down the middle.…