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For the record, this post is NOT about the hu-dad’s lack of mowing our field. That grass was recently cut.
However, any of you who have frequented U.S. National Parks in the last couple of weeks have probably noticed that the grass is uncut. That is because a park service worker mowing grass on the Blue Ridge Parkway got too close to the edge with his tractor and plummeted 140 feet (43 meters) to his death. The park service suspended mowing at ALL national parks until safety procedures could be reviewed and new policies implemented. We understand that some parks have resumed some mowing, but many parks still have a moratorium.
Our hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend demonstrate the current conditions:
P.S. – This was not a back country trail that would not normally be mowed. We are still sticking to easier trails while Rusty rebounds from his back pains. He is, however, doing well and loved today’s hikes.
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