Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Where the "Gatlinburg" Fire started, 8 months later

I hiked Mt. LeConte the last of July, 2017.  In this picture are the "Chimneys," the place where teenage arsonists started a fire before Thanksgiving last year, a fire that exploded when climate change led to extreme drought and extreme winds, devastating major parts of the Smokies Park and neighboring homes and businesses.

The trail to the top of the "Chimneys" is still closed and access to the top probably will never be allowed again.