So I know it’s been a while since the Gatlinburg fire, but the damage is still very evident in the forests surrounding it. It was scary to see just how close the fire came to the main strip… just like the hill behind the Aquarium… fire was right there.
This is taken from the rise right above Gatlinburg. You can see the damaged trees. Nature always amazes me. It just comes back and grows… maybe even stronger then before.
I guess that’s how the people of this region are too. As we’ve meet a few of them and listened to people talk about the help that people received after the fire. It is amazing. Stronger then before as they banded together, plus people who didn’t even know them before giving help to total strangers. Kind of gives me hope for humanity.