[at-l] Just fine

Felix J AThiker at smithville.net
Sat Apr 10 11:49:03 CDT 2010


Linda Patton wrote:
> ----- Felix wrote -----
>   
>> ... $200 fine for walking the Clingman's Dome Road 
>> (to Newfound Gap). What is she/he talking about? 
>> Any idea? 
>>     
>
> http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/clingmans-dome-road-imp.htm
> says "It will be closed to all public use February 15 - May 28, 2010."
> So I guess this would kick in: "Failure to abide by park regulations 
> may subject you to a fine under Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations. 
> Maximum fine for each violation is $5,000 and/or 6 months in jail." 
>
> What's being done: "The [repaving] project will consist of the installation of 
> asphalt overlay on the seven-mile-long Clingmans Dome Road. It will also 
> include the repaving the eight parking areas along the road as well as the 
> parking lot at the terminus. Additional work will include repair of drainage 
> structures, re-pointing stone walls, new signs and turf maintenance."

Ahhhh....so, it's a temporary, construction-related situation and not 
just a 'hey, don't walk there' situation? 
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