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Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

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Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

Looks like a bad storm moved through last night with lots of wind damage. Additional trails could be closed as they continue to find more damage.

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1. Re: Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

That's a shame. I sure hope they can find the funds to get things squared away and back open soon.

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2. Re: Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

Just about the time they get one section of the park back open from storm damage, another one goes down.

These extreme storms have taken a big toll on the park the past couple of years, and summer storm season is just getting started.

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3. Re: Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

It does seem like the Smokies have been hit hard by storms the past few years. With the sequester the parks have already had to cut back so much this year I wonder how long it will take to get the trails cleared.

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4. Re: Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

It's been 2 years and nearly 2 months since the April 27, 2011 tornado came through, and some of the trails have only recently been reopened from the damage sustained by it.

Others may never reopen, including back country campsite #11 which will remain permanently closed because the damage done there left it unsuitable for future use.

Edited: 20 June 2013, 15:28
5. Re: Some Trails in Cosby and Big Creek area closed

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