We often have reports of trees down on the trails, but every once in a while, we find that there is damage done to a cabin. Nenorod took a hit last week. Katie found the downed maple during her weekly cabin check.
The tree must have fallen during one of the brief, but intense storms that come through in the summer. Luckily, no real harm came to the body of the cabin, but the roof over the porch took a punch. And thankfully, no one was camping when the tree did fall.
We try to conduct cabin checks once a week, but that does not always mean that we will find something that is wrong. As always, please call or step in the Visitor Center, and let us know what you might have seen during your walk. Your eyes help us steward Merck Forest.