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A shot of the observation tower atop Clingmans Dome. it is a 1/2 mile hike from the parking area to the tower.

9-15-01

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rpcwhat the h...??

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Decent photo, but man what an uglya.. structure!!! What were the architects thinking when they drew it - that is if they did any thinking at all when they slapped this crap together? Unreal - what a way to destroy the summit scenery!

rpc
Posted Oct 24, 2002 3:57 pm

mpbroRe: what the h...??

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Welcome....to 1965! Mushroom-shaped concrete monstrosities appeared all over the place. Think: Space Needle!
Posted Oct 24, 2002 4:25 pm

JohnRe: what the h...??

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Getting up and down that ramp was quite the adventure back in April of 1998 when I visited. The entire surface was iced over and there was rime ice on top. One thing good about it is that being on top is about the only way to get a decent view up there!
Posted Oct 24, 2002 4:35 pm

rpcRe: what the h...??

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I guess the top of the mountain is totally forested over, but they really could've put a little more consideration into making the structure 'blend in' a bit more. I've seen similar eye sores in many other wilderness type places - there's something very similar in Mt. Rainier NP - a saucer shaped, concrete piece of crap. Actually the NP service had plans to take it down (and replace it with 'wood looking' type structure) but then the funds got cut.....too bad.

rpc
Posted Oct 25, 2002 9:15 am

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dwhikeSubmitted by dwhike
on Feb 11, 2002 8:14 pm

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