Follow The Orange Blaze

Follow the orange blaze I heard.


Enjoy the day with your friend she asked.

And I said…sure.


It will be beautiful

We were pretty sure.


And we were right.


Just watch for those orange blazes.


And stick with your friend.


Until she disappears.

Me Hike

And this is the last known picture taken of me.

When I continued to follow the endless orange blazes…


That loop

And loop

And loop.

As everyone else follows the white blazes.

And then call the forrest rangers out to find and rescue you.



I wasΒ not lost.

I knew whereΒ I was.

I was not in the right place.

Until I got back to the right place.

I never stopped looking, moving and getting there.

I just took a longer time to get there.

39 thoughts on “Follow The Orange Blaze

  1. Beautiful colors! I too have taken awhile to get to the meeting point…but I was lost, my friend who was guiding us was not…just a little off on the trail general direction was okay. πŸ™‚


  2. Ha ha ha ha! In other words, you followed the path you thought was right. Just like the rest of your life! Loved the pictures and that was a great one of you especially.


    P.S. Thanks again for getting together last weekend. That was wonderful!


  3. i completely understand this. i have been directionally waylaid a few times or more in my life. i always find where i wanted to be after seeing something new and wonderful. what a beautiful place to be –


  4. This reminds me of the loops and loops around Highbanks, Colleen. I used to think if I kept going left I could get outta there! πŸ™‚ The blaze markings are intriguing, too. I like using a phone bur unless you also have a compass, it is hard to describe “Where are you?” Smiles, Robin


    • I didn’t have service where I was Robin, and as ridiculous as it sounds, I really knew “where” I was. I had just not received the information on how to get ‘out’ of where I was. πŸ˜‰ Next time, I will make sure I go in with knowing more!


  5. Who knew the woods would be full of orange blaze, MBC? It’s a beautiful place to lose yourself in, that’s for certain! I know you always have your wits about you, that’s for sure. Right?!


  6. I love this! I could read this both literally and as a very beautiful allegory for just getting through life! If I were to get lost, I would want it to be somewhere as beautiful as your gorgeous orange blaze!


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