Signs of the Times
A partial inventory of the damage to the park includes: "13 (inches) of rainfall in 12
hours, wind gusts estimated between 60-80 miles-per-hour, 524 trees down on Skyline
Drive, 3 rock falls scattered across the road, two-to-three trees down per campsite
at Loft Mountain (Mile 79.5). In all, the damage in the Park totalled over $1 million"
(Blue Ridge Outdoors, October 1996).