The following picture is of a fairly impressive Jack-O-Lantern fungi. These sometimes have a faint phosphoresence.
For his Eagle Project, Kevin of Boy Scout Troop 366 worked with SNP to enclose Byrds Nest Shelter for the purpose of holding rescue response equipment. When there is a non-ambulatory injury on the mountain a substantial amount of the response time to that injury can involve just getting the 15-20 people and all the necessary response equipment to the patient. Having required equipment cached high on the mountain allows for a much better response time. This new resource will also allow volunteers to engage in higher quality training high on the mountain where they can quickly respond to requests for help.
While the quality of Old Rag emergency response is being improved keep in mind, Old Rag is still backcountry! If you had a heart attack in your office you would not expect a specialized cardiac response team to jump out of a nearby closet complete with crash cart (well some might but come on really folks......) While on Old Rag you should keep in mind that you are probably hours from help and 10-15 plus hours from being able to be loaded on an ambulance. If you engage in your trip during a bad storm these times could be extended to over a day and in a blizzard possibly days.
Lots and lots of folks helped the Kevin on this weekend. SNP employees donated volunteer time, ORMS volunteers donated time, and passing hikers spontaneously volunteered time. One of the biggest tasks involved the logistics of moving all the lumber from Old Rag Shelter to Byrds Nest Shelter.