This is a video of the aftermath from a recent wildfire that devastated portions of The Great Smoky Mountains in the southern United States. This
Video is shot in and around the mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Like the forest, the town is rebuilding, though the lives lost in the fire can
never be replaced.
If you're still thinking about a vacation this year, I hope you will consider visiting this area and supporting the community as it recovers from the
Although the event was a tragedy, the park remains beautiful and there is an opportunity to see how life responds after a potentially catastrophic
I am not the best film-maker and I don't have the best equipment, but I wanted to share this with you. In my opinion, the wildfire was criminally
under-covered in the national and even in the regional media.
The wildfire itself was a result of arson, kids started the fire.
Oh yes, you can swim in it in the summer, but not because it's warm. It never really gets above 55dF, but it feels awesome when it's 90+ outside.
There are several great places to swim in the park. One of the favorites is a place called "The Y". It's a place in Townsend, where 2 rivers meet.
There is a grassy area, the water is calm and has shallow and relatively deep areas. There are also several other places to swim in the area, all
within a few minutes of each other. If you visit, definitely check out Townsend, it's only about 15 minutes from Gatlinburg and the drive through the
mountain is great.
Awesome video Those kids should be forced to work in the affected communities and become frontline fire fighters. Show them the damage they have
done and help repay the community, very sad all round though.
Being from Australia, the danger and damage done by fires is very real. However I am always amazed at how quickly nature bounces back!
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