Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Roosevelt Park Office

This is the park office building at Roosevelt, built by the CCCs in the 1930s. It is made of local stone. The details are impressive. Even the bathrooms had iron hardware made on the premises  by blacksmiths!
Here are some of the details around the windows. 

The panoramic view off the back is grand.

As we walked up from the parking lot, we noticed this oak that  had recently been struck by lightning--the risk and price of growing on top the mountain.

The path of the strike could be traced high up into the crown of the tree.

Chunks of wood were thrown all around.

 Inside the ranger informed us that it had happened that very week. And that the month before another had been struck in the front yard.

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