General location: Blue Ridge Parkway, not far from the Peaks of Otter.
Due recent flooding in the George Washington and Jefferson National
Forests (2-weeks ago), the following areas on the Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger District are closed until further notice:
• FT # 17 - Apple Orchard Falls Trail
• FT #18 – Cornelius Creek Loop
• North Creek Campground
• Forest Road #59 – North Creek Road
• Forest Road #768 – Thomas Mountain Road
• Forest Road #3034 - Apple Tree Road
About 2-weks ago a freek thunder storm hit the Apple Orchard Mtn area, with 10-inches of rain. The damage to fireroads in the area was extensive, especially to North Creek Campground.
North Creek Rd (off Jennings Creek Rd) is now gated off, with NO estimate as to how long! A friend and I will "hike" North Creek Rd tomorrow to survey the damage, especially to the Campground and get pix!
The above roads are nice Jeep Rds, and this is a real loss to the off-road community, especially this summer.
The real QUESTION: Does the Forest Service have the $$$$$ for repairs, or will this area be closed for good