After last nights storm, I though I might wake up in Oz. There were some crazy wind gusts through camp. I have heard reports of downed trees and power outages through out Sevier county. One could say that this rustic lodge had more power last night then most homes in Sevier county. We had 1.3" of rain fall on us during dinner last night. It was a wild time.
On a brighter note, I would like to say thanks to one particular boy scout and his two helpers for making a difference on this beautiful mountain. Sebastian Fowler-Bettis, with BSA Troop 111, is working on his Eagle Scout Badge. His project was relocating Fraser Fir saplings from our helicopter pad into camp. Every couple of years the heli pad has to be cleared to keep it safe for emergency landings. We try and relocate the trees to other parts of the mountain. Sebastian and his friends relocated 50 saplings yesterday. I told him that hopefully 30 years from now, he could bring his kids up the mountain and show them how his hard work paid off.
Sebastian Fowler- Bettis, Tucker Shults, and Noah Bettis
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