Photo by Retiring Guy
It's been a long time since this hiking trip -- my third -- to the Great Smoky Mountains. All I can remember is this pile of tires was a shocking sight. It remains a mystery as to how and why they were transported here.
Two possible explanations based on more recent events
- Recycled Tires Improve Trail at Dora Kelley. (West End Alexandria Patch, 9/28/2012) For trails in a suburban D.C. park, yes, but the Appalachian Trail?
- More than 100 tires illegally dumped on Appalachian Trail. (The Sentinel, 4/28/2015)