Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Fifth Day - Basin Creek Cove

A short ways down the Parkway, I came to Basin Creek Cove. At first, I just viewed it as another pulloff. There was an informational sign, but then I saw a couple standing on the wall separating the sidewalk from the side of the mountain. I climbed up on it and was able to see what the informational sign was talking about.

Basin Creek Cove

The Parkway snaking through the mountains.

In 1916 prolonged rain caused the hillsides to let go. Several homes were destroyed and three people were killed. The community of Basin Cove never recovered. The home, 1500 feet below, is one of the few buildings that survived the storm.

The sun shines on Basin Creek Cove.

Looking right from the overlook.

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