No. This isn’t a lesson in local tribal history, but a list of the group cabin sites that we’ve been working on this month.
With that in mind, we moved to Weyanock – another group camp site on the other side of the Powhatan Dining Hall. By pressure-washing a couple of cabins, the lodge deck and picnic tables, we hoped to stay ahead of the scrapers and painters.
The park has made some amazing progress since the flash flood damaged the area surrounding Swift Creek and Beaver Creek lakes. Those hundreds of volunteers collected missing canoes, paddle boards, life jackets, oars, and lots of trash. They started the hard work of restoring trails. Contractors had arrived within days and repaired the bridge over Swift Creek, making access to the Park’s north side easier for the helpers. And just before the month was out, VDOT was on site to start repairing the road to the cabins. (We are, of course, closely monitoring this work.) Work continues throughout the park, and the results are encouraging despite the amount of effort required to get things back to “normal”.