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Flagging ribbon or tape is used when you're planning a new trail section or re-routing a section of trail. We almost always use orange as it's an easy to spot color from a distance. Flagging a re-route or new section is more easily done in the fall or winter when there isn't much foliage to hinder the view and there's less vegetation to walk through. Some of our work trips have been exploratory trips where we flagged new trail areas. It's imporant to be
well aware of property lines and park boundaries. When we go out on flagging trips we are well prepared with paper maps and GPS. The GPS not only allows us to know exactly where we are, but also helps make a digital track that we can use to review the location back at home.