Sorry to cause concern. I’m alive and well.
You have my dear friend and associate, Dr. Harlowe, to thank for this. I wasn’t going to share these, but she urged me to contribute to what little documentation exists on mile marker 923. I hope that my observations shed light on the true nature of this trailhead… Even if I don’t know what they mean.
– N. Munemori
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NCGS 1985. Map
Nantahala National Forest, NCGS 1985. Map
Hiking Appalachia, S. Hammonds, 1989
mile marker 923
Note: There are more than likely other reasons 923 has fallen into disuse. Bear activity, an underfunded Forest Service, inaccessibility, etc. I have no language to explain what happened to me, and I don’t think it would be right for me as a scientist to speculate. I leave the task of discerning the truth about 923 to you.
wheeze. Something I really wanted to do while working on GR was make research / observation spreads for different ghosts in the story. Now that I’m off the shitts, I can do whatever I damn well please. So! I put together this spread for vlpn’s lovely Whisper, #923.
Mile marker 923 (linked in the blurb above) was the first piece I encountered in TWWM that depicted esk as weird, wonderful, and sometimes frightening ghosts in the land that exist outside of our understanding. It’s extremely my bullshit. I couldn’t think of a better character to yoink for this experiment.
I would like to do more, sometime. But for now, I’m just happy this is finished and was such a blast to make : -) ty to vlpn and snoodls for helping round out this spread and for making it such a fun little day-project.