|This tarp covers 20-30 rotting and now-rolled up and tied|
(for easy carrying) old tarps from the past.
|All the old plastic tubing has been neatly stacked|
|Metal debris . . . definitely recyclable.|
Beside it all the Styrofoam block from the old tubs
|The campfire ring . . . the concrete steps moved as benches|
moved back and the area cleaned up
|The Scouts made this bench for us. Sturdy and so simple!|
Access to Scenic
- No night time use. The deep canopy of the upper trail goes into darkness much earlier than official sunset. Historically, nighttime is when the problems arise and the reason for no nighttime use. Be off the trail before flashlights and headlamps become necessary.
- No camping: In a way, overnight campers are tempted to sneak into the pools or wander the trails in darkness. The owner, thus, does not want camping to go on on his property.
- No campfires or fires or any kind. Scenic abuts National Wilderness Area and is completely surrounded by National Forest. Fires are a very real danger in this area and Scenic is often in a proscribed burn ban area.
- No dogs (or other pets). We all love our dogs and want them to accompany us on the trail. However, they present problems. One is that they often are not under control and a nuisance to other soakers. Two, irresponsible owners allow their dogs to do their thing wherever the want and threaten sensitive wetlands and the springs sources. Third, there has been more than one scary encounter between a dog and the mama black bear that traverses the property from time to time. Leave fido at home.
- No weapons (guns, rifles, permit-carrying or otherwise) are allowed on Scenic property.