Updating 1970 s cabin
Once they begin to fail a little, masonry structures are famous for totally collapsing "with no warning." At least a fence was in place so that if this had occurred while people were around, no one would be killed!
We now have a complete description of these fading lines from history.
The green hoses visible in one photo are attached to pumps -- it appears the intent is to keep the newly created streambed (passing next to the dam) dry until work is completed, by dumping the water back into Toms Run just below the work area.
They are running dump trucks in and out of the area via the lower service road which has very large gravel added in places to support the equipment.
The herbicide did not kill the yuccas, in fact you can see many more of them with the other shrubbery gone.
It also did not kill several other woody plants including bittersweet.
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Shower soon after being outdoors, which helps wash off unattached ticks and is a good opportunity to check for attached ticks.