The Haze Invades!
As your odometer nears
1.15 miles from the start of your tour, watch on your LEFT for
marker #3! Just a short distance past it on your LEFT is a
parking area for you to stop and enjoy the special features of
Marker #3...The Haze Invades!
Looking out to your
left offers a pretty view, while following the unmarked trail up
the hill a short distance to a bench where you (or them that beat
you there, HA) can enjoy peacefulness, and maybe even say a quick
prayer asking Almighty God above to intercede against the
increasing pollution invading the Smokies, while you relax
in His Great Smoky Mountains.
Ask an older companion
that had visited here years ago about the beautiful views that
were common most any day here in the Smokies. Now, it
frequently takes special conditions to get that crisp clear view
due to the disturbing increase of man-made pollutants drifting in
from nearby cities and states. This is not the 'natural'
haze your Smokies were named after, and park officials have
confirmed that on certain days, in certain (mostly high
elevations) areas, that it may even be unhealthy to be up in God's
Smoky Mountains, where, as children, many of us can still remember
the special 'fresh' air that we use to look forward to all year
long awaiting our vacations in the Smokies. :(