Campers with an illegal campfire down in Weakley Hollow. Taken from just below Atlas Rock looking towards the upper parking lot.
HEY FOLKS FIRES ARE GENERALLY NOT ALLOWED IN SNP. THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. PLEASE CHECK WITH A RANGER OR PARK ELECTRONIC OR HARDCOPY PUBLICATIONS IN ORDER TO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THE RULES. MAKE SURE YOU ARE READING A CURRENT PUBLICATIONS BECAUSE THINGS CAN CHANGE WITH TIME. IF FOLKS CAN NOT OBEY THE RULES WE MAY LOSE THE RIGHT TO HAVE ANY FIRES ANYWHERE!
Below is a picture of a Blaze Number the R stands for Ridge Trail and the S's stand for Saddle Trail. The numbers have nothing to do with distances. They have meaning to search and rescue folks so if you are calling in an emergency it would be good to be able to tell the emergency response folks where you are in relation to the closest blaze numbers. Based on that information the SAR folks will know what types of equipment and human resources will need to be called out and sent up the mountain in response to your emergency.
RACCOON FRIEND ACT IV
(ACT V IF you count the report from my ORMS friend after he and his son's scout troop had an encounter with the raccoon being out on the summit begging for food on the one weekend I did not see her myself.)
I saw my raccoon friend on the ledge that over looks the first false summit just above the Chute. I said HI and started to get my camera out when she scooted off out of sight. Boy you would think she was a public figure and I was the paparazzi. Although I am glad that she looked very healthy and seems to be getting shy of humans.
ANOTHER WONDERFUL SUNSET EVOLVED THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.