Saturday, March 20, 2010
PARKING LOTS FILLED TO CAPACITY
PEEPERS HEARD IN WEAKLEY HOLLOW
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Lower lot filled to capacity.
UPPER LOT CLOSED IN APRIL
PLAN ON TOWING BEING ENFORCED
I would not want to run the risk that my car could be towed and not where I left it when I finished my hike. Keep in mind cell phones do not generally work in the parking lots. I have no idea what the details are concerning the impound lot but it would not surprise me that it might be miles away, closed at night and accept only cash payments (not many nearby ATMS) to get your car out.
They have recently changed the sign about towing. Check out the picture of the same white sign pictured below on my July 3, 2009 blog entry. It used to say you could not park on pavement or you would be towed and now it just says that you can not park or you will be towed.
Park officials would rather use their time providing hikers friendly outreach and interpretation not dealing with parking infractions.
Of course I understand that you have that special need(s) which requires that you ignore the rules but you will only have yourself to blame if you are towed.
Daffodils were coming up along the road to the trail head.
Skunk cabbage is sprouting up at Bartender's Spring.
Looking up the Ridge Trail from the first false summit.