National Parks, Local Businesses Will be Hurt by HurricaneBy Steve Casimiro on November 1st, 2012
Yay, Sandy brought skiing to North Carolina. The flip side is that Shenandoah National Park is closed; Valley Forge is closed. And the associated businesses, especially of a Shenandoah, or a New River Gorge, are going to lose out of peak autumn tourist season. This is when folks in the Southeast would typically flock to the Blue Ridge Parkway — but it’s under a couple of feet of snow right now. Climbing in the New is usually primo this time of year, with cool nights and warm afternoons. Uh, wanna snowshoe instead? While losses from Hurricane Sandy are tallied it’ll be important to include dollars not made, not just the money in property loss. Also: a lot of Eastern national forest land got hammered during this storm. Cleaning up trails is going to take an epic, years-long effort. Via NV Daily.
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