Monday, May 29, 2017

Heintooga Overlook Picnic Area.

Today, just a video and some photos of what has to be the most quiet National Park picnic area I have ever visited. And on a Memorial Day weekend, no less!

The picnic area has an older upper section and a lower more modern area. The top section has the funkiest, coolest picnic tables I have ever seen, constructed of tabletops that are solid sections of rock and built on rock and cement pillars. I would assume they were constructed by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) back in the 1930s.

The lower section has more modern tables.

But both were devoid of people while I was there. None of the grills looked to have been used lately. There was an upper bathroom on top of the mountain that was closed, but the Park Service has built a nice new one at the bottom beside the parking lot.

I enjoyed the unexpected silence and solitude.

View from the picnic area's overlook.

The CCC had to have built these. Too cool to be otherwise.

The old bathroom at the top of the mountain. Closed tight, but it looks like it's still in good shape.

Gnarly old trees. Two different species here. The large tree is a hardwood (a birch?), the one on the left is a spruce.

The new bathroom.

Enjoying the unexpected solitude.

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